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Title: Comparison of barge impact experimental and finite element results for the lower miter gate of Lock and Dam 26
Authors: Will, Kenneth M., 1947-
Keywords: Barge impact
Finite element method
Miter gate
Hydraulic gates
Hydraulic structures
Mathematical models
Numerical models
Lock and Dam No. 26
Mississippi River
Computer-Aided Structural Engineering Project
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Contract Report (Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.)) ; no. Contract Report ITL-95-1
Abstract: A finite element analysis of barge impact on the lower miter gate of Lock and Dam 26 is presented. The response of the structure was assumed to be linear and the barge impact was modeled as an equivalent static load. The analysis was originally intended to aid in planning full scale barge impact tests at Lock and Dam 26. Due to contract delays and the scheduled demolition of the gate, the analysis was not completed prior to testing. The results of the finite element analysis are presented and compared with the full scale test results.
Description: Contract Report
Gov't Doc #: Contract Report ITL-95-1
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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