Accession Number : AD0718219

Title :   Operating Forces on Miter-Type Lock Gates.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Grace,J. L. , Jr. ; Murphy,T. E. ; Brown,F. R.

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : Tests to determine the force required to move miter-type lock gates throughout the opening and closing cycles were conducted in a flume with a single set of miter gates located approximately in its center. Three linkages, with different kinematics of the operating machinery, were studied (modified Ohio River, Panama, and Ohio River). Other variables investigated were: submergence of gate; operating time; lock chamber length; bottom clearance of gate; barges in lock chamber; nonsychronous operation of gate leaves. Peak hydraulic resistance to operation occurred as the leaves entered and left the closed position. The modified Ohio River and Panama linkages resulted in peak resistances in terms of torque at the pintles about equal and 40 percent less than those of the Ohio River linkage. Increased submergence of the leaves or speed of operation increased hydraulic resistance, as did decreases in gate bottom clearance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INLAND WATERWAYS, STRUCTURAL MEMBERS), FORCE(MECHANICS), HYDRAULIC MODELS, MODEL TESTS, WATER, CONTROL, KINEMATICS, OPERATION, PRESSURE, TORQUE, PANAMA

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE