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Title: Hawser load test of tow moored to downstream guide wall, Kentucky Lock, Kentucky
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Nashville District
Sanchez, Jose E.
Riveros, Guillermo A.
Keywords: Hawser load experiments
Kentucky Lock and Dam
Locks (waterways)
Prototype evaluation
Tennessee River
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CHL-99-1.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
ABSTRACT: Hawser load information for tows moored to the downstream guide wall was requested by the U.S. Army Engineer District, Nashville, to aid in the design of the discharge outlet and guard wall for the 1,200-ft-long lock addition proposed at the Kentucky Lock & Dam. The existing Kentucky Lock is located on the Tennessee River approximately 20 miles southeast of Paducah, KY. Experiments were performed to determine the hawser loads experienced by tows moored to the lower guide wall of the existing 600-ft long navigation lock and to develop an allowable hawser load. The results of the hawser load experiments conducted on the lock show that loads applied to the downstream guide wall for these experiments are in the range of 30.0-45.0 kips. This experimental work constitutes the first known tests of this kind.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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