- Presents 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 miter gates, vertical lift gates, flap and hinged crest gates, radial gates, rolling and barge gates, sector gates and many other. - Clearly outlines the selection process for gates for navigation locks, river weirs, flood barriers, hydroelectric plants, shipyard docks and other hydraulic structures. - Provides comprehensive discussion of design loads and other actions to which hydraulic gates may be subjected during their service life, followed by an overview of analysis methods and tools. - Addresses the newest challenges and concerns in hydraulic gate projects, such as environmental impact of hydraulic gate projects, risk-based design, sustainability issues, handling accidents and calamities, and gate maintenance in view of asset management. - Presents the experiences from many recent projects in Europe and America, including the rolling gates in large European sea locks, gates in the Panama Canal new locks, flood barriers in New Orleans and the Netherlands.
- Operation Profiles of Hydraulic Closures
- Structural Types of Hydraulic Gates
- Selection of a Gate Type
- Design Loads and Load Combinations
- Other Actions and Risks
- Structural Analysis
- Detailed Gate Design
- Auxiliary Structures and Systems
- Filling and Emptying Valves and Gates
- Introduction to Gate Drives
- Sustainable Gate Design
- Construction Materials
- Project Execution Control
- Maintenance Issues
- Handling Accidents and Calamities
- Hydraulic Gates in View of Asset Management
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.
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.