Hydrodynamic Forces on Spillway Torque-Tube Gates

Luis A. de Béjar, Richard L. Stockstill
2010 Journal of Hydraulic Engineering  
The critical hydraulic configuration for a set of torque-tube gates controlling the flow through the navigable portion of a spillway was experimentally identified. In this paper, an analytical model for the upstream pressure field on a typical gate within the set is constructed. The gate rotation from the maximum elevation ͑gate in closed position͒ and the hydraulic torque transmitted by the pressure field to the gate tube are formulated. Mean values of parameters of response are often
more » ... t for the preliminary design of a gate. The dispersions of these parameters of response, which are necessary for the final design of a gate, may be computed using the corresponding mean-square values. These were obtained empirically in a flume from experiments on a 1/15-scale physical model of a set of three prototype gates for the Montgomery Point Lock and Dam project. Theoretical predictions of parameter mean and mean-square values compare well with the average corresponding statistics obtained experimentally. Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington VA 22202-4302. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number. Same as Report (SAR) 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 12 19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON a. REPORT unclassified b. ABSTRACT unclassified c. THIS PAGE unclassified Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18
doi:10.1061/(asce)hy.1943-7900.0000216 fatcat:d527wpjjbjdnfdhmup6g5brukm