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Title: Modernization of filling and emptying system, existing Mc Alpine Lock (Old No. 41), Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky : hydraulic model investigation
Authors: Ables, Jackson H.
Murphy, Thomas E.
Keywords: Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
Hydraulic models
McAlpine Locks and Dam (Ky.)
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.) ; no. 2-778
Abstract: Tests were conducted on a 1:25-scale model of the filling and emptying systems of the existing 600- by 110-ft lock of the McAlpine project. These tests were concerned with whether structurally feasible modifications of the systems would result in decreased turbulence and hawser stresses and thus permit faster filling and emptying of the lock. Tests demonstrated that major improvement in performance of the filling and emptying system would result from connecting the filling and emptying culverts and plugging certain of the ports in the existing filling system.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report No. 2-778
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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