Air Model Studies of Hydraulic Downpull on Large Gates

by W. P. Simmons, Jr., (A.M.ASCE), Hydr. Research Engr.; Hydr. Structures and Equipment Section, Hydr. Lab., Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colo.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 1, Pg. 41-59

Document Type: Journal Paper


Studies to determine hydraulic downpull forces on large fixed wheel gate and on slide gate; applicability of air tests for this work; method of applying data which will be helpful in evaluating downpull forces on other similar gate structures.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Gates (hydraulic) | Sliding effects | Hydrologic data

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