Dams on rivers

Published on 29 January 2008

 

Presentation of valve-type dams (principles and examples) which line the waterways.

Valve-type dams
Valve-type dams
(VNF document)

The Principle of a stop-plank weir

Moteur réducteur = Reducing gear
Passerelle = Walkway
Chaine = Chain
Amont = Upstream
Clapet = Flapgate
Aval = Downstream
Radier = Apron
Stop-plank weir: Stop plank opening device
The principle of a shutter dam

Amont = Upstream
Clapet de retenue = Reservoir flapgate
Articulation= Point of articulation
Chevalet = Batter board
Arc-boutant = Buttress
Capot de protection = Bonnet cover
Glissière = Guideway
Radier métallique = Metal apron
Seuil = Weir
Galerie de visite = Inspection gallery
Vérin hydraulique = Hydraulic cylinder
Béton de propreté = Blinding concrete Hausses Aubert dam (Aubert shutter dam)