The gelsluice, an innovative idea for the present sluice structures

Jarit De Gijt, Bob Heester

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Abstract

Sluices have been built worldwide since in 984 when the first sluice was built in China to speed up the operations in the Grand canal. Since that time different types of sluices have been developed world wide both in size and material use and their own shipping and structural characteristics. One of the main drawbacks of the present sluice designs is the waiting time. This problem of the waiting time is in principle overcome by the design of the gelsluice (gellock). This paper describe the development of sluices construction in general and with the emphasis on the characteristics of the innovative gelsluice. A preliminary design of the gelsluice will be discussed and presented. Finally some recommendations are presented for further research to improve the design of the gelsluice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum
EditorsJ.W. Park, H. Ay Lie, H. Hardjasaputra, P. Thayaalan
Number of pages5
Volume138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2017
EventThe 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum - Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Duration: 22 Aug 201725 Aug 2017
Conference number: 6
http://eacef2017.hanyang.ac.kr/

Publication series

NameMATEC Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
Volume138
ISSN (Electronic)2261-236X

Conference

ConferenceThe 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum
Abbreviated titleEACEF 2017
CountryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
CitySeoul
Period22/08/1725/08/17
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