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

Köken M. , Aydın İ. , Şahin A.

ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONS, cilt.34, ss.1191-1203, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 34
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1108/ec-04-2016-0137
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1191-1203


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.