The Piedra del Aguila Project Large Radial Gates

by Alfredo Collado, IMPSA, Mendoza, Argentina,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Piedra del Aguila Hydroelectric Project is on the Limay River in Argentina. It has a capacity of 1424 MW with annual energy of 5500 GWH. This is an overflow dam, with intake gates, penstocks powerhouse, turbines, generators and ancillary equipment. The spillway is designed with a maximum discharge of 10,000 m3/sec., with four radial gates. These gates are: width - 15m; height - 19.41m; radius - 20m. This makes them among the largest radial gates in the world, with a special design of the trunnion and leaf.

Subject Headings: Gates (hydraulic) | Project management | Hydro power | Spillways | Hydraulic design | Overflow | Power plants | Rivers and streams | Argentina | South America

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