Accession Number : ADA296031

Title :   Comparison of Barge Impact Experimental and Finite Element Results for the Lower Miter Gate of Lock and Dam 26.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA

Personal Author(s) : Will, Kenneth M.

PDF Url : ADA296031

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A finite element analysis of barge impact on the lower miter gate of Lock and Dam 26 is presented. The response of the structure was assumed to be linear and the barge impact was modeled as an equivalent static load. The analysis was originally intended to aid in planning full scale barge impact tests at Lock and Dam 26. Due to contract delays and the scheduled demolition of the gate, the analysis was not completed prior to testing. The results of the finite element analysis are presented and compared with the full scale test results. (MM)

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, *BARGES, *LOCKS(WATERWAYS), STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, STRESS ANALYSIS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, LOADS(FORCES), BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), DEFORMATION, STRAIN(MECHANICS), IMPACT STRENGTH, IMPACT SHOCK, NAVIGATION, PLATES, STRAIN GAGES, DESIGN CRITERIA, HYDRODYNAMICS, HYDRAULIC MODELS, COLLISIONS, STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, MOUNTING BRACKETS, DAMS, GIRDERS.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE