Problems Concerning Use of Low Head Radial Gates

by Thomas J. Rhone, (A.M.ASCE), Hydraulic Research Engr.; Division of Eng. Lab., Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colo.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 2, Pg. 35-65

Document Type: Journal Paper


Three principal hydraulic features of low head radial gates are discussed; general discharge equation, effect of gate seat location on discharge capacity and pressure distribution along spillway surface, and side and bottom seals.

Subject Headings: Head (fluid mechanics) | Radiation | Gates (hydraulic) | Water discharge | Pressure distribution | Hydraulic pressure | Spillways

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