Emergency gate performance, McAlpine Lock, Ohio River, Kentucky : hydraulic prototype tests
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Miscellaneous paperPreface: The prototype tests of the downstream leaf of the emergency gate, McAlpine Locks and Dam, were authorized in correspondence from the U.S. Army Engineer District, Louisville, to the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), dated 24 May 1961. The tests were conducted on 19 August and 30 October 1961. Some of the work also was conducted under the Corps of Engineers Civil Works Investigation 805, "Hydraulic Prototype Tests." The WES is responsible for coordinating the hydraulic prototype test program, and consequently was requested to assist in these tests. Instrumentation and personnel for conducting the electronic measurements were furnished by the WES. These personnel included. Messrs. E. B. Pickett, C. J. Huval, and L. M. Duke. Velocity measurements, staff-gage observations, and photographs were made by Louisville District personnel. Special acknowledgement is made to Mr. A. K. Boyle, Resident Engineer at McAlpine Locks, and the several pro1ect personnel who assisted in the tests. Mr. Steve Rauh was in charge of the test operation for the general contractor, Hardaway Contracting Company. He and his co-workers installed and removed much of the test equipment and were most helpful at all times. Test observers were sent from the Office, Chief of Engineers; Ohio River Division; Louisville District; and the WES. A total of about 43 observers were present for one or both of the test series in August and October. The test schedules were coordinated principally with Messrs. A. J. Moors, Ohio River Division, and s. F. Farmer, Louisville District. This investigation was conducted under the supervision of Mr. E. P. Fortson, Jr., Chief, Hydraulics Division, and Mr. F. B. Campbell, Chief, Hydraulics Analysis Branch. This report was prepared by Mr. C. J. Huval under the general supervision of Mr. E. B. Pickett, Chief, Prototype Section. Director of the WES during the tests and preparation of this report was Col. Alex G. Sutton, Jr., CE. Technical Director was Mr. J. B. Tiffany.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Hydraulic gates; Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
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