Reliability of Miter Gates

by S. Toussi, Board of Education, United States,
P. F. Mlakar, Board of Education, United States,
A. M. Kao, Board of Education, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability

Abstract: A new approach for the reliability calculation of miter gates is presented. The reliability and hazard functions are related to the surficial wear of miter gates on their horizontal sill. A gate's present and future deterioration can then be assessed when this surficial wear is detected. Three miter gates, experiencing operational problems, are examined. The significant similarities between the predicted and observed results are outlined.

Subject Headings: Structural reliability | Materials processing | Hazardous materials | Gates (hydraulic) | Reefs and sills | Deterioration | Drop structures

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