Hydraulic Downpull Forces on High Head Gates

by Donald Colgate,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 11, Pg. 39-52

Document Type: Journal Paper


The paper discusses model studies in the Bureau of Reclamation's Hydraulic Laboratory in which both the direct weighing method and the pressure area computation method were used to determine hydraulic downpull on two high head gates, and one model study in which the pressure area computation method alone was employed. Also described are the methods used and results obtained in the field measurements of the prototype installations.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Laboratory tests | Gates (hydraulic) | Computer models | Hydraulic pressure | Computing in civil engineering | Field tests | Bureau of Reclamation

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