Class3_manometers - St. Fancis Dam, CA

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
S330, Section 2 St. Fancis Dam, CA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Francis_Dam 8/31/2010 1 ES330, Section 2 Dr. Douglas Bohl 239 Camp x6683, dbohl@clarkson.edu www.clarkson.edu/~dbohl/es330
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Outline • Pressure in Stratified Fluids Revisited • Manometers – Simple – Compound 8/31/2010 2 • Forces on Plane Surfaces • Learning Objective: By the end of class you should be able to analyze a manometer system • HW#1 Due on Thursday. See me if you need help!
Background image of page 2
St. Francis Dam http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Francis_Dam The St. Francis Dam was a concrete gravity-arch dam , designed to create a reservoir as part of the Los Angeles Aqueduct . The dam was located 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Los Angeles , California , near the present city of Santa Clarita . The dam was built between 1924 and 1926 under the supervision of William Mulholland , chief engineer and general manager of the Los ngeles Department of Water and Power hen called the Bureau of 8/31/2010 3 Angeles Department of Water and Power (then called the Bureau of Water Works and Supply). Three minutes before midnight on March 12 , 1928 , the dam catastrophically failed, and the resulting flood killed more than 600 people. The collapse of the St. Francis Dam is one of the worst American civil engineering failures of the 20th century and remains the second-greatest loss of life in California's history, after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and fire, and it marked the end of Mulholland's career.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Timeline Throughout 1926 and 1927, several cracks appeared in the dam and its abutments , some of which leaked muddy water as the reservoir
Background image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/30/2010 for the course FLUIDS ES 340 taught by Professor Bohl during the Fall '10 term at Clarkson University .

Page1 / 16

Class3_manometers - St. Fancis Dam, CA

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online