COE EM 1110-2-1604
HYDRAULIC DESIGN OF NAVIGATION LOCKS
|Publication Date:||1 May 2006|
The guidance is limited to lock types that are considered design options by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CE). Other designs, such as mechanical lifts and water slopes occasionally used in Europe, are discussed in Appendix G, but not discussed in detail since they have not been feasible options for waterways within the United States. Detailed theory, computer programming, and computer codes are not presented; however, sources of these types of information are noted. The site, structure, hydraulic system, and operation of most existing CE lock configurations are summarized. Laboratory and field studies and other information data sources pertinent to these locks are identified. The overall broad scope of materials specifically addresses the following two design circumstances.
a. Existing locks. General information concerning hydraulic factors that lead to safe, efficient, and reliable lock performance is useful for the repair or rehabilitation of existing locks. Many existing locks are not current state-of-the-art designs; design guidance for obsolete systems is not presented.
b. New locks. Detailed information regarding state-of-the-art hydraulic systems is directed toward new or replacement locks. General information regarding parameters used as the basis for design as well as specific information regarding function, structure, performance, and operation of modern locks is included.
This manual presents the results of research, design studies, and operation experience as guidance for the hydraulic design of navigation locks.
This manual applies to all HQUSACE elements, major subordinate commands, districts, laboratories, and field operating activities having responsibilities for the design of civil works projects.