Application of computational fluid dynamics to predict hydrodynamic downpull on high head gates

2017-01-01
Purpose - High head gates are commonly used in hydropower plants for flow regulation and emergence closure. Hydrodynamic downpull can be a critical parameter in design of the lifting mechanism. The purpose of this paper is to show that a simplified two-dimensional (2D) computational fluid dynamics solution can be used in the prediction of the downpull force on the gate lip by comparison of computed results to experimentally measured data.

Citation Formats
M. Köken, İ. Aydın, and A. Şahin, “Application of computational fluid dynamics to predict hydrodynamic downpull on high head gates,” ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONS, vol. 34, pp. 1191–1203, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/37988.