Fluid Mechanics and Lock Design

by John S. McNown,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 9-22

Document Type: Journal Paper


Navigation locks must have rapid and stable systems for filling and emptying. Key considerations in designing these systems are inertia, cavitation and losses within the conduit, and seiches, turbulence and overfilling within the lock. Analyses of these improve the engineer's understanding and help him design for ever-increasing head differentials.

Subject Headings: Fluid mechanics | Navigation (waterway) | Locks (waterway) | Inertia | Cavitation | Conduits | Turbulence

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