Lock Gates and Other Closures in Hydraulic Projects - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128092644

Lock Gates and Other Closures in Hydraulic Projects

1st Edition

Authors: Ryszard Daniel Tim Paulus
Paperback ISBN: 9780128092644
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st November 2018
Page Count: 666
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Lock Gates and Closures in Hydraulic Projects shares the authors practical experience in design, engineering, management and other relevant aspects with regard to hydraulic gate projects. This valuable reference on the design, construction, operation and maintenance of navigation lock gates, movable closures of weirs, flood barriers, and gates for harbor and shipyard docks provides systematic coverage on all structural types of hydraulic gates, the selection of gate types, and their advantages and disadvantages. Heavily illustrated, this reference also provides a generous amount of case studies based on the author’s own experiences.

Key Features

  • Includes extensive coverage of the operational profiles of hydraulic closures, including gates in navigation locks, movable closures on river weirs, closures of flood barriers, spillway closures and valves, and more
  • Outlines the different structural types of hydraulic gates, including single leaf gates, miter gates, vertical lift gates and closures, flap gates and closures, barge gates, and needle and stack-up closures
  • Clearly outlines the different structural types and selection process for gates for navigation locks, river weirs, flood barriers, ships and other docks


Civil Engineers, Coastal Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Operation Profiles of Hydraulic Closures
    3. Structural Types of Hydraulic Gates
    4. Selection of a Gate Type
    5. Design Loads and Load Combinations
    6. Actions and Risks
    7. Structural Analysis
    8. Detailed Gate Design
    9. Sustainable Gate Design
    10. Neighbouring and Auxiliary Structures
    11. Filling and Emptying Valves and Gates
    12. Introduction to Gate Drives
    13. Construction Materials
    14. Maintenance Issues
    15. Handling Accidents and Calamities
    16. Hydraulic Gates in View of Asset Management


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About the Author

Ryszard Daniel

Ryszard A. Daniel, PhD., PE, senior consultant and design leader of Rijkswaterstaat (NL), recently retired and founder of a consulting company, is a designer, construction supervisor, project leader and reviewer of infrastructure projects, largely hydraulic, in The Netherlands and other countries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Consultant and Design Leader, Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands

Tim Paulus

Timothy M. Paulus, PE, senior mechanical engineer for US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is a senior consultant, supervisor, project leader and reviewer of hydraulic projects in the USA and other countries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Mechanical Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

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