This compilation comprises five articles dealing with the design and operating characteristics of both actual and hypothetical navigation locks. The first article, the major work of this series, is a thorough analytical and experimental study of filling and emptying systems for locks, undertaken with the objective of determining the optimum design of a proposed lock. The second paper presents a detailed description of the design aspects and operation features of one of the large locks of the Amsterdam-Rhein Canal. The third article deals with the general design aspect$ and operation details of a large lock. The fourth article constitutes a brief historical survey of filling and emptying systems, with special emphasis on adaptation to high-lift locks. The final article analyzes general and specific aspects of segment and sector valves and gates for lock chambers and culverts.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Aug 1952|