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Title: Hydraulic evaluation of Whitten Lock filling and emptying system, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Mississippi
Authors: Stockstill, Richard L.
Keywords: Filling and emptying systems
Loss coefficients
Model testing
Numerical experiments
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
Whitten Lock
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL TR ; 02-14.
Description: Technical report
A hydraulic analysis of the Whitten Lock filling and emptying system was performed. Evaluation of the culvert system was considered necessary because the lock structure has experienced damage over the past years on the roof of the crossover culvert. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the hydraulic conditions were significantly different from those anticipated during the design process and whether or not these hydraulic conditions were causing the damage to the crossover roof. A numerical model study of the lock provided peak velocities and pressure differences throughout the filling and emptying system. The numerical model results indicated that the hydraulic conditions were not significantly different from those observed in the hydraulic model study conducted during the project’s design phase. The current study also investigated the hydraulic consequences of various filling and emptying valve operations.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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