Hydraulic models and laboratory testing of complex piping systems and new or re-furbished hydraulic structures can improve the design by making them safer, more efficient, and more economical to build and maintain. This claim is based on nine dam spillway model studies over a 37 year period for one client which confirmed that modeling result in a better finished product, and at a significant cost savings.

 

Hydraulic Models

Experience


TEC has experience with the following types of hydraulic structures:

  • Crest Gates
  • Energy Dissipators
  • Flip Buckets
  • Labyrinth Spillways
  • Ogee Spillways
  • Pumping Plant
  • Slide Gates
  • Supercritical Channels
  • Tunnel Intakes
  • Dams
  • Fixed Roller Gates
  • Free Discharge Valves
  • Morning Glory Spillways
  • Plunge Pool Stilling Basin
  • Radial Gates
  • Stepped Spillways
  • Surge Tanks
  • Morning Glory Spillways
  • Drop Structures
  • Fish Screens
  • Hydraulic Jump Stilling Basins
  • Natural Channels
  • Pumping Pits
  • Side Channel Spillways
  • Stop Log Gates
  • Trash Racks
  • Scour Basins


Recent projects:

  • Serving on Peer Review Board for Waco Dam, Freese and Nichols Inc. Fort Worth TX., 2003-2005
  • Evaluating air entrainment problems in the power tunnel at Terror Lake, Kodiak Alaska, CH2MHill, 2004-2005
  • Develop energy dissipater for outlet gate at Piute Dam, Franson Noble, SLC UT. 2002
  • Analysis of cavitation and air entrainment at Wanapum Dam Spilllway, Rex Elder, 1999
  • Analysis of air entrainment at Sixth Water Connection, Upper Diamond Fork CDM Inc, Walnut Creek CA 2001
  • Evaluation of cavitation and air entrainment for tunnel Spilllway in Korea, Saman/Samsung Engineers, Korea, 2003
  • Analysis of Iron Mountain Diversion works, CH2MHill, 2000