Accession Number : AD0718679

Title :   Navigation Conditions at Maxwell Locks and Dam, Monongahela River: Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Franco,J. J. ; McKellar,C. D. , Jr

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : Maxwell Locks and Dam will consist of two parallel, 84- by 720-ft locks and a 460-ft-long, gated, nonnavigable dam. A 1:120-scale, fixed-bed model, reproducing about 2.4 miles of the relatively straight reach of the Monongahela proposed for the locks and damsite, was used to: (a) determine the most favorable site in the reach for the structures; (b) demonstrate flow conditions in the lock approaches; (c) assist in developing modifications of the approaches and structures to improve navigation conditions; and (d) determine flow and navigation conditions during the stages of construction of the locks and dam. Tests were concerned with the study of flow patterns, measurement of velocities in the lock approaches, and behavior of a model tow on entering and leaving the locks under flows ranging from 35,000 to 116,000 cfs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DAMS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), NAVIGATION, DESIGN, TEST METHODS, MULTIPHASE FLOW, FLOW FIELDS, RIVER CURRENTS, RIVERS, PENNSYLVANIA

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE