Burdekin Falls Dam: investigation of the structural integrity of the outlet works radial gate and fixed wheel gate under emergency closure situations

Gravatt, Manu Richard (2005) Burdekin Falls Dam: investigation of the structural integrity of the outlet works radial gate and fixed wheel gate under emergency closure situations. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Burdekin Falls Dam is Sunwater's primary water storage for North Queensland. With a total storage of 1,860,000 ML, it is the largest water reservoir in Queensland, capable of supplying 1,000,000 ML of water per annum. During the 1991 routine safety inspection of the dam it was observed that the radial gate vibrated considerably when operated in conjunction with the fixed wheel gate. This project aims to determine the likely source and cause of observed vibrations in the radial gate through scale hydraulic modelling and to develop recommendations and plans to reduce the vibration and remove the possibility of damage to the gates.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydraulic gate structures, scale hydraulic model, emergency, fixed-wheel gate, structural integrity
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091304 Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/523

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