Fixed-Wheel Gates for Penstock Intakes

by S.J. Skinner,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 5, Pg. 1-31

Document Type: Journal Paper


Application of gates, valves and control mechanisms for hydroelectric installations; use and relative merits of various types of gates; lack of published information on actual overall design of high head flat structural steel fixed wheel gates for emergency closure of penstock or other conduit intakes; major design problems and present design treatment by Bureau of Reclamation.

Subject Headings: Conduits | Gates (hydraulic) | Valves | Structural control | Hydro power | Head (fluid mechanics) | Steel structures | Structural steel

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