Bending Vibrations of the Afsluitdijk Gates Subjected to Wave Impacts: A Comparison of two Design Methods

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Abstract

This paper describes a first case study of the application of a newly developed fluid-structure interaction model to the design of flood gates. The gates in the Afsluitdijk, that will be replaced in the coming years, are considered. Due to the presence of a concrete beam in front of the gates breaking wave can occur, leading to high impact pressures acting on the gate. For this case both a quasi-static approach and a more detailed semi-analytical model representing the dynamic behaviour including fluid-structure interac-tion are applied to determine the maximum deflection of the gate. Results show the capability of the model to efficiently quantify flood gate vibrations while considering the involved fluid-structure interaction. For the Afsluitdijk case this leads to a slightly lower maximum deflection of the gate, and therefore potentially al-lows a more economical design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th PIANC World Congress
Subtitle of host publicationPanama City, Panama 2018
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event34th PIANC World Congress - Panama, Panama
Duration: 7 May 201812 May 2018
Conference number: 34
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Conference34th PIANC World Congress
Abbreviated titlePIANC 2018
CountryPanama
CityPanama
Period7/05/1812/05/18
OtherThe PIANC World Congress 2018 will present and discuss the most relevant topics to the waterborne transport infrastructure sector.
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