Accession Number : AD0756284

Title :   Carlyle Dam, Kaskaskia River, Illinois.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Dec 58-Jan 60,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Rooke,A. D. , Jr. ; Powell,C. J. ; Murphy,T. E.

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The over-all plan for Carlyle Dam envisioned a 50-ft-high earthen embankment with a gated concrete spillway about midway thereof. Tests were conducted in a 1:36-scale comprehensive model which reproduced the spillway and allied structures, a portion of the embankment on each side of the spillway, and about 2200 ft of approach and exit channel. Extreme turbulence and excessive losses at the spillway abutments of the original design were corrected by the addition of a spur dike at each abutment. Adequacy of the excavation plan in the approach area was verified. Data useful in the structural design of the spillway elements and information on which a gate operating schedule can be based were obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DAMS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), MODEL TESTS, STRUCTURES, DRAINAGE, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, RIVERS, ILLINOIS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE