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]
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|
|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 :||09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091304 Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control|
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