HYDRAULIC STUDIES FOR THE INTAKE AND OUTLET WORKS OF THE ROSARITO THERMOELECTRIC PLANT AND THE OPERATION OF A NEW TYPE OF STATIONARY DREDGE

A description is given of the hydraulic models and the tests carried out to study erosion and sand deposit resulting from the construction of the intake works of the thermoelectric power plant at Rosarito, Baja California. The studies showed that the only way to prevent closing of the entrance of the intake works was to dredge. In the movable bed model the effects of dredging produced by a Sauerman type dredge was studied. In the prototype a stationary Schoonmaker type dredge was installed. This equipment had advantages such as being able to operate under conditions of any type of wave action. Two of the three pipelines of the Schoonmaker stationary dredge were placed on the site indicated by the model and the other was placed inside the intake channel. After several changes and alterations to make its operation more efficient, the dredge has operated satisfactorily making it possible to keep the entrance open, as had been found in the experimental study. The operating principle of the stationary dredge is described briefly.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper F-2 from BHRA Fluid Engineering Symposium, University of Kent, Canterbury, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    British Hydromechanics Research Association

    Cranfield MK43 0AJ, Bedfordshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Maza-Alvarez, J A
    • Sanchez-Bribiesca, J L
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Accession Number: 00128428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Hydrodynamics Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM