The dynamic response of gates of hydraulic structures caused by passing flow poses a potential threat to flood defence safety. Complex interactions between the turbulent flow and the suspended gate body may induce undesired vibrations, a process that is not readily assessed or captured in design rules. Christiaan Erdbrink’s PhD thesis seeks to contribute a better understanding and prevention of the gate vibration problem by building on previous research and proposing new solution approaches.
C.D. Erdbrink, Modelling Flow-Induced Vibrations of Gates in Hydraulic Structures.
Prof. P.M.A. Sloot
Dr V.V. Krzhizhanovskaya
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