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Title: Low-Sill Control Structure gate load study
Authors: Sharp, Jeremy A. (Jeremy Allen), 1982-
Bryant, Duncan B.
Savant, Gaurav, 1979-
Keywords: Concordia Parish (La.)
Diversion structures (Hydraulic engineering)
Hydraulic gates
Hydraulic models
Mississippi River
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-22-8
Abstract: The effort performed here describes the process to determine the gate lifting loads at the Low-Sill Control Structure. To measure the gate loads, a 1:55 Froude-scaled model of the Low-Sill Control Structure was tested. Load cells were placed on 3 of the 11 gates. Tests evaluated the gate loads for various hydraulic heads across the structure. A total of 109 tests were conducted for 14 flows with each flow having two gate settings provided by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District. The load data illustrated the potential for higher gate lifting loads (GLL) to occur at the mid-range gate opening (Go) for Gates 3 and 6. While for Gate 10, the highest GLL (452 kips, maximum load in testing) was at a Go = 4.2 ft. Conversely, for the low-flow bays, the highest load occurred at Go = 24.86 ft.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-22-8
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 63 pages / 11.56 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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