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Franco, John J.

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Works: 79 works in 326 publications in 1 language and 2,412 library holdings
Roles: Author, Originator
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Most widely held works by John J Franco
Navigation conditions at Aliceville Lock and Dam, Mississippi and Alabama, Tombigbee River : hydraulic model investigation : final report by Louis J Shows( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliceville Lock and Dam will be the second navigation structure proposed for the development of navigation on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The lock will be along the left bank of the Tombigbee River about 333 miles above the mouth of the Mobile River, which is at the foot of Government Street in Mobile, Alabama, or approximately 67 miles above the proposed Gainesville Lock and Dam. The structures will include one lock with clear chamber dimensions of 110 by 600 ft and a dam consisting of a gated spillway and a fixed-crest overflow weir designed to maintain during low flows a minimum upper pool at el 136.0 extending upstream about 32 miles to the proposed Columbus Lock and Dam. Results of the investigation revealed the following: (a) satisfactory navigation conditions in the upper lock approach could be developed with modification of the excavation along the left bank of the approach channel and excavation of the right bank in the bend near the upper end of the approach channel; (b) navigation conditions in the lower lock approach could be improved considerably with a dike angled riverward along the right side of the approach channel; (c) two-way traffic in the second bend upstream of the upper lock approach would be difficult and hazardous during the higher flows; (d) recommended changes to the original plan would have little effect on water-surface elevations in the reach or on conditions that could be expected during construction of the lock and dam
Navigation conditions in vicinity of Walter Bouldin Lock and Dam, Coosa River Project : hydraulic model investigation by Carolyn M Myrick( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Walter Bouldin Lock will be the first navigation lock proposed for development of navigation of the Coosa River Waterway. The lock will be located in the left overbank area of Walter Bouldin Dam. The model investigation was concerned with navigation conditions in the reach, including the Jordan Reservoir, and the Walter Bouldin tailrace. Three fixed models were constructed to an undistorted scale of 1:100 to study navigation conditions at three locations in the reach where navigation difficulties were anticipated. Results of the investigation indicated that navigation conditions in the reach including the Jordan Reservoir, the diversion canal, Bouldin Reservoir, and Bouldin tailrace to below its confluence with the Alabama River will depend on many interrelated factors that could adversely affect the safe and efficient movement of tows
Guidelines for the design, adjustment, and operation of models for the study of river sedimentation problems by John J Franco( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streams in which sedimentation problems are encountered are extremely complex and developments within these streams depend on many factors, most of which are interrelated. Few basic principles are available to the design engineer in the solution of problems concerned with channel improvement and stabilization, and many of the plans and types of structures used have been based on experience and general judgment. Because of the difficulties and costs involved in experimenting with the actual river and the impracticality of comparing the effectiveness of various concepts and designs under the same conditions, the development of new principles and procedures or the optimum solution to many problems have to depend to a considerable extent on river model investigations coordinated with results in the field. This report is a general guide for laboratory engineers and technicians concerned with model invesitgations of sedimentation problems in alluvial streams. The report describes many of the principles and procedures used in the design, adjustment, and operation of movable-bed models and the factors to be considered in the development of improvement plans and in the interpretation of model results. Appendices cover the characteristics of model bed material, slopes required, and check list for model design and operation
Navigation conditions at Aberdeen Lock and Dam, Tombigbee River, Mississippi and Alabama : hydraulic model investigation : final report by Louis J Shows( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary report : model-prototype comparison study of dike systems, Mississippi River : potamology investigations by John J Franco( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movable-bed model studies were conducted of seven of the most complex and troublesome reaches of the Mississippi River to obtain some quick general indications of the effectiveness of plans proposed for the improvement and stabilization of those reaches. Because of the limited time available, the studies were conducted in an existing facility with little or no adjustment of the models and in some cases without a base test. Because of the limited size and shape of the facility, only a relatively short reach of the river including the problem could be reproduced in each model with little or no overbank areas. The horizontal scale varied with each reach depending on its size and shape and were much smaller with a higher distortion of the linear scales than was considered desirable for studies of this type. An analysis of the model results compared with developments in the river based on an evaluation of considerable prototype data indicated that the types of models used predicted, at least qualitatively, most of the principal trends that actually occurred in the river with the plans tested. The degree of accuracy of the models varied and depended to a considerable extent on the model adjustment, characteristics of the reach, flow conditions, and similarity between plan tested and actual construction. The analysis of model and prototype data permitted an evaluation of the performance of various types of dikes and dike systems and some of the principles involved in the developments within alluvial streams
Navigation conditions, Suck Bend Reach, Chattahoochee River, Alabama and Georgia : hydraulic model investigation by Bertrand K Melton( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Suck Bend Reach of the Chattahoochee River is in the upper end of Columbia Lock and Dam Pool about 1.5 miles downstream of the Walter F. George Lock and Dam. Suck Bend is essentially two adjacent and alternate bends in the form of a relatively flat 'S' curve. Shoaling that occurs in the bend during flood flows and at times during powerhouse operation has been a problem for navigation when there is little or no flow from upstream. A movable-bed model reproducing about 1.5 miles of the Chattahoochee River to an undistorted scale of 1:72, model-to-prototype, was used to develop plans that would eliminate or reduce shoaling sufficiently to permit uninterrupted navigation and to improve navigation conditions for larger tows through the bend and in the approach to the proposed State Highway 10 bridge
Shoaling conditions in Sawyer Bend and lower entrance to Chain of Rocks Canal, Mississippi River : hydraulic model investigation : final report by James E Foster( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This investigation was concerned with the development of an adequate channel and access to the docking facilities along the right bank in Sawyer Bend and the reduction or elimination of shoaling in the lower entrance to the Chain of Rocks Canal. The alignment of the channel upstream of Mosenthien Island and the movement of sediment from the Missouri River along the right bank caused an increase in flow through the chute channel to the left of Mosenthien Island and shoaling in the channel along the industrial docking facilities in Sawyer Bend. Shoaling in the lower entrance to the canal during low flows has created a serious problem because of the amount of dredging required and the lack of suitable disposal areas. The purpose of the model study was to develop plans that would provide a satisfactory channel in Sawyer Bend and reduce or eliminate the need for dredging in the lower entrance and approach to the Chain of Rocks Canal. A movable-bed model, constructed to scales of 1:250 horizontally and 1:100 vertically, reproduced the Mississippi River and adjacent overbank areas between miles 191.0 and 180.5
Navigation conditions at Lock and Dam 53, Ohio River, Kentucky and Illinois : hydraulic model investigation by Louis J Shows( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is concerned with navigation conditions in the upper approach to a temporary 110- by 1200-ft lock under construction at the existing Lock and Dam 53 on the Ohio River. It became apparent during construction that the intensity of the crosscurrents in the approach to the existing lock would be increased with the temporary lock making navigation conditions extremely difficult and hazardous. The study was undertaken to determine the conditions that would develop with the structure as planned and to develop modifications required to provide satisfactory navigation. In order to provide results before construction was completed on the original plan, a semifixed-bed model utilizing existing facilities was used for the study. The model reproduced to an undistorted scale of 1:120 the dam, upper portions of the locks, and about 2 miles of the river upstream. Results of the investigation indicated the hazardous condition that could be expected with the structures as planned. Satisfactory navigation conditions could be developed with the temporary lock by extending the upper guard wall and providing sufficient ports in the wall to pass most of the flow intercepted by the wall. (Author)
Smithland Locks and Dam, Ohio River : hydraulic model investigation by John J Franco( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Channel widths in bends and straight reaches between bends for push towing : hydraulic model investigation by Louis J Shows( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This investigation was concerned with the development of parameters that could be used as a guide in the layout and design of shallow-draft waterways, particularly bends and straight reaches between bends. Results are based largely on model studies using different linear scales and some limited prototype tests. In negotiating a bend or making a turn, tows occupy a greater channel width than in straight reaches. The width of channel required depends on the deflection or drift angle which varies with the size of two, radius of the bend or tunr, length of the bend up to about 90 deg, alignment and velocity of currents, weather conditions, direction of travel (upstream or downstream) draft of two with respect to channel depth, alignment and location of the tow when entering the bend, and maneuverability of the tow. If the deflection angle assumed by a tow in negotiating a bend is known, the width of channel required can be computed using one of the equations from this study. Results include curves showing the deflection angle assumed by tows of various sizes in bends of different curvatures with and without currents. Also covered are bends consisting of compound curves, bends with irregular bank lines, and lengths of straight reaches required between alternate bends
Navigation conditions in Alexandria Reach, Red River Navigation Project, Louisiana : hydraulic model investigation by Louis J Shows( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandria Reach is a section of the Red River approximately 87.3 miles upstream of the junction of the Red and Mississippi Rivers. The reach is included in the Red River Navigation Project and will be about 14 miles upstream of Lock and Dam No. 2. There are five bridges in the reach within a distance of less than 2 miles. A fixed-bed model reproducing about 3.5 miles of the river in the vicinity of Alexandria, Louisiana, to an undistorted scale of 1:100 was used to determine navigation conditions through the reach and to develop modifications required to eliminate any adverse conditions indicated. The model investigation was concerned principally with navigation conditions approaching and through the bridges. The high-velocity currents with the water-surface elevations anticipated in the reach indicate that some scouring of the channel bed and changes in channel cross section can be expected with the completed project. Navigation through the reach will tend to be hazardous because of the limited widths of spans divided by a center pier, alignment of the channel and bridge spans, and short distance between some of the spans. Satisfactory navigation conditions would require the use of tows with sufficient power and maneuverability to maintain control and alignment and widths of tows limited to 35 ft
Navigation conditions at John H. Overton Lock and Dam, Red River : hydraulic model investigation by Louis J Shows( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John H. Overton Lock and Dam will be the second navigation structure proposed for the development of navigation on the Red River waterways. The structure will be located in a cutoff channel in the left overbank about 74 realigned channel miles above the Mississippi River. The structure will include one lock located along the left bank with clear chamber dimensions of 84 by 785 ft and a dam consisting of a spillway with seven 50-ft-wide gates and a 330-ft-long fixed-crest overflow weir designed to maintain during low flows a minimum upper pool at el 58.0 extending upstream about 37.5 miles to the proposed Lock and Dam 3. A semifixed-bed model reproducing about 3.7 miles of the Red River channel and adjacent overbank areas to an undistorted scale of 1:100 was used to provide some general information on navigation conditions with the proposed design and to develop such modifications as might be required to eliminate conditions that would adversely affect navigation using the lock. Results of the investigation are included in the report
Navigation conditions at the upstream approach to Lock and Dam No. 3, Mississippi River : hydraulic model investigation by Louis J Shows( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navigation conditions at McAlpine Locks and Dam, Ohio River : Hydraulic model investigation by Louis J Shows( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Model investigations of McAlpine Locks and Dam (formerly Locks and Dam No. 41) was concerned with the reconstruction and modernization of the existing locks and dam on the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky. The modernization plan included the construction of a new 110- by 1200-ft lock northwest of the existing 56- by 360-ft lock, modernization of an existing 110- by 600-ft lock, widening of the upper entrance canal, and reconstruction of the existing dam. An undistorted model, scale 1:120, reproducing approximately 6 miles of the Ohio River, the locks and dam, approach canal, hydroplant, and other structures that affect flow conditions, was used for the investigation. Results of the study were used to develop detail modifications in the various elements of the selected plan and in the development of a rating curve for the dam. (Author)
Navigation conditions at Locks and Dam 26, Mississippi River : hydraulic model investigation by Louis J Shows( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locks and Dam 26 Replacement is proposed for construction on the Mississippi River about 2 miles downstream of the existing locks and dam at Alton, Illinois, as part of the program for the modernization of navigation facilities on the river. The project would replace the smaller existing structure with a large, modern structure designed to handle two-way traffic. The proposed structure would include two parallel locks separated by two 110-ft gate bays along the left bank and a dam consisting of a gated spillway and fixed overflow section. A fixed-bed model reproduced about 6.7 miles of the Mississippi River Channel, Ellis and Maple Islands, and the adjacent overbank areas to an undistorted scale of 1:120. The model study was concerned with the composition and configuration of the dam, arrangement and separation of the locks and lock walls, and navigation conditions in the lock approaches
Development of navigation with locks and dams by John J Franco( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The need for locks and dams for the development of navigation on some streams and the problems that could be encountered are discussed in this report. Satisfactory navigation conditions depend on the site selected, characteristics of the stream, orientation and arrangement of the structure and related facilities, and type of traffic anticipated. Tows approaching the locks could be affected by adverse currents that could be hazardous or cause delays. The lock arrangement should consider the currents to be caused by the completed structure and the effects of these currents on the movement of tows. Model studies can be invaluable in determining the adequacy of a proposed structure and modifications required to eliminate any undesirable conditions. New concepts in lock arrangements should be considered to improve safety and efficiency. Shoaling in the lock approaches can present serious problems but can be eliminated or minimized with special structures. Cofferdam plans should consider maintenance of navigation during construction and the effect of scour on its stability. Deflectors can be used to move the scour area away from the main cofferdam. (Author)
Entrance to upstream approach canal, Gainesville Lock, Tombigbee River, Mississippi and Alabama : hydraulic model investigation by Louis J Shows( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of the program for the development of navigation on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, the Gainesville Lock and Dam will be the first navigation structure proposed for the development of the waterway. The lock will be in a bypass canal about 266 miles above the mouth of the Mobile River, which is at the foot of Government Street in Mobile, Alabama, or approximately 49 miles above the confluence of the Tombigbee and Warrior Rivers and 53 miles above Demopolis Lock and Dam. The structure is designed to maintain during low flows a minimum upper pool extending upstream to the proposed Aliceville Lock and Dam at mile 332.6. The project will include one lock with clear chamber dimensions of 110 by 600 ft located in a bypass canal on the left overbank and a dam consisting of a gated spillway and fixed overflow section
Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas River : hydraulic model investigation by James E Foster( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lake Dardanelle is a 51-mile-long reservoir formed by Dardanelle Lock and Dam which is located at mile 205.5 on the Arkansas River. The lake was designed to provide head for power, depth for navigation, and a trap for a considerable volume of sediment. The river was realigned and stabilized in the portion of the lake upstream of mile 238.4 with plans for progressive improvement of the reach downstream as deposition and channel development indicated the need for such improvements. Water was impounded in 1964; and by 1972, depositon had accumulated in the vicinity of Horse Head Creek such that it was beginning to hinder navigation. This study was conducted to determine the type and location of training and stabilization structures needed to develop a satisfactory navigation channel downstream of mile 238.4 and to provide a satisfactory channel approaching the navigation span of the proposed highway bridge at mile 234.9. A movable-bed model reproduced the reach of the Arkansas River and adjacent overbank area from mile 238.5 to 231.3 to scales of 1:120 horizontally and 1:80 vertically
Navigation conditions at Columbus Lock and Dam, Tombigbee River, Mississippi and Alabama : hydraulic model investigation, final report by John J Franco( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Columbus Lock and Dam will be the third navigation structure proposed as part of the development of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway for navigation. The structure will be located in a bypass canal about 370 miles above the mouth of the Mobile River at the foot of Government Street in Mobile, Alabama, or just downstream from the confluence of the Tombigbee and Tibbee Rivers and about 4 miles northwest of Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi. The structure is designed to maintain a minimum upper pool during low flows extending upstream to the proposed Aberdeen Lock and Dam at mile 408 and will include one lock with clear chamber dimensions of 110 by 600 ft, a five-gate spillway section of the dam located in the bypass canal on the left overbank, and a fixed overflow section along the left overbank to high ground
Development and maintenance of typical navigation channel, Red River : hydraulic model investigation by James E Foster( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Red River between miles 68.6 and 79.2 was selected as a typical troublesome reach in which to determine the general channel realignment, training, and stabilization structures necessary to provide a navigation channel of adequate depth and width that would be stable and require minimum dredging. The movable-bed model was built to a horizontal scale of 1:150 and a vertical scale of 1:100
 
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Franco, J. J.

Franco, J. J. (John J.)

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