Deltares builds scale model of navigation lock in IJmuiden
Published: 2 May 2014
Fresh water and salt water to flow through the model, simulating the operation of the lock
The model tests will allow us to simulate the physical process during operation of the lock. We will be looking in detail at the:
- required levelling time
- forces exerted on the ships in the chamber during levelling
- flows of fresh water and salt water when the doors are opened.
The results of the scale-model tests will also be used to validate the numerical models used to design the lock. The reference design for the new lock will be built to a scale of 1:40 and will be available for a period of three years.
The scale model, the lock chamber and the entrances are approximately 56 m long in total and 20 m wide.