This course prescribes guidance for
a) designing hydraulic steel structures (HSS) by load and resistance factor design (LRFD) and
(b) fracture control.
Allowable stress design (ASD) guidance is provided as an alternative design procedure or for those structure types where LRFD criteria have yet to be developed. Typical HSS are lock gates, tainter gates, tainter valves, bulkheads and stoplogs, vertical lift gates, components of hydroelectric and pumping plants, and miscellaneous structures such as lock wall accessories, local flood protection gates, and outlet works gates. HSS may be subject to submergence, wave action, hydraulic hammer, cavitation, impact, corrosion, and severe climatic conditions.
Students will read through manual EM 1110-2-2105 - Design of Hydraulic Steel Structures