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Barrage structural design steps

Barrage structural design steps

Barrage structural design steps

Did any one have any guiding documents on the above topic. Your help will be greatly appreciated.


Ravi K

RE: Barrage structural design steps

When you design a Barrage, you go through the normal steps. Define your loads, define your layout, choose an analysis approach, verify that your members are adequate for the loads, etc.
Oh yeah, what's a barrage? Isn't that where the enemy shoots artillery at you for a long time?

RE: Barrage structural design steps

Thanks JedClampett for replying.

By Barrage I mean, a type of low-head, diversion dam which consists of a number of large gates that can be opened or closed to control the amount of water passing through.

I have attached a pic of the same (Ref: Wiki)

Ravi K

RE: Barrage structural design steps

You may want to search the construction details of barrages in the Columbia river within the State of Oregon (USA).

RE: Barrage structural design steps

Chicopee, I wanted to model the components of a barrage in software tools and the barrage can be any barrage. If you have construction details of barrages in the Columbia river within the State of Oregon (USA). That will also be helpful. Thanks

Ravi K

RE: Barrage structural design steps

designing any sort of dam is a large undertaking with many different issues to address. I'm sure you must know some of this, so it would help if you indicated which area you are interested in. For example, to name a few:

  • hydrology
  • hydraulics
  • scour
  • sedimentation
  • structural
  • foundation
  • seepage
  • settlement
  • constructability

Here are a couple of good starting references, available online:

USBR Design of Small Canal Structures

USBR Design of Small Dams

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