Model Studies of Sector Gate Type Locks

by F.R. Brown,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


Sector-gate system is used particularly where reverse head conditions might be encountered; model studies at Waterways Experiment Station have shown that in sector-type lock designs closing force should be slightly predominant so that gates will be tightly closed when not in use; loop culverts are recognized as important adjunct to lock design, particularly if heads are in range of 5 to 20 ft and time of filling is critical.

Subject Headings: Head (fluid mechanics) | Locks (waterway) | Gates (hydraulic) | Culverts

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