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Title: Prototype tests, Old River Low-Sill Control Structure, April 1973-June 1975
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District.
Neilson, Frank Murray, 1938-
Tool, Allen R.
Keywords: Demolition
Prototype tests
Hydraulic structures
Old River Control Structure
Mississippi River
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; H-76-15.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The following four separate series of prototype tests at Old River Low-Sill Control Structure are presented in this report. (1.) High-flow vibration tests (4-5 April 1973), comprised of acceleration measurements, were made to determine the magnitude of the vibration of the structure under higher than normal flows. (2.) Vibration monitor tests (16 April-1 June 1973), comprised of acceleration measurements, were made during a period in which the structure was not in a structurally sound condition. (3.) Demolition tests (16- 25 September 1973 and 4-15 November 1974), primarily acceleration measurements (with limited geophone and pressure cell data), were made during a period in which demolition activities (using explosive charges) were taking place near the structure. (4.) Low-sill gate load tests (May-June 1975), comprised of measurements of strain, acceleration, load, and temperature, were made to determine the variations in loading that occur in the gate hoist mechanism and in the gate supports during both typical and nontypical gate operation. Tests are briefly described and a limited sampling of the data is presented.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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