Tainter gate or Radial gates
TAINTER GATES OR RADIAL GATES

Tainter gate or Radial gates

TAINTER GATES OR RADIAL GATES

  • This gate is in the form of a sector of a circle. A curved plate is use to support water.
  • The curved plate is given adequate support by a frame work of steel sections.
  • The gate remains hinged at the piers, on both the ends.
  • This gate can thus rotate about horizontal axis.
  • Water pressure is ultimately transferr to the piers, through bearings fix in piers.
  • The tales are generally very heavy and can be lifte or lowere with the help of power driven winches only.

Fig. 14.21. Radial gates.

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