Hydraulic Structures and Equipment
Program Lead: Warren Frizell, 303-445-2145The Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services Group has a long tradition of solving hydraulic problems related to the operation and maintenance of hydraulic structures and equipment. Through the use of scale model tests, prototype field studies, and applied research, operations of new and existing projects can be evaluated and optimized. In addition, maintenance costs and frequency can be reduced through similar means.
Laboratory facilities, sophisticated instrumentation and data acquisition equipment, and experience provide for cost effective and timely solutions to a variety of operational and maintenance problems with:
- hydraulic structures of all kinds
- stilling basins
Related web articles
Stilling Basin Flow Deflectors - These flow deflectors (patent pending) prevent abrasion damage to Reclamation stilling basins. Scale models are being studied in the laboratory to develop site-specific solutions and generalized design procedures. A field test was recently conducted at Mason Dam.
Arrowrock Dam Outlet Works Rehabilitation - Utilizing the Modified Isbester Valve (clamshell gate) developed in the hydraulics laboratory.
Last reviewed: 08/16/06