Hydraulic Characteristics of Gate Slots

by J. W. Ball, (M.ASCE), Hydr. Engr.; Commissioner.s Office, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colo.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 10, Pg. 81-114

Document Type: Journal Paper


Flow turbulence within gate slots and cavitation damage just downstream from gate slots occur when wheel (or roller) gates and slide gates are operated at small openings under heads in excess of 35 ft; discussion of investigation which led to generally applicable cavitation-free gate slot design.

Subject Headings: Hydraulics | Gates (hydraulic) | Cavitation | Turbulent flow | Turbulence | Rivers and streams | Sliding effects

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