The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 63 (1985) > Issues > Issue 4 > Discussion on Design and Model Testing of the Thames Barrier Gates by R.G.R. Tappin, Professor P.J.
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Discussion on Design and Model Testing of the Thames Barrier Gates by R.G.R. Tappin, Professor P.J. Dowling and P.J. Clark

Dr. Graham Owens (Imperial College of Science & Technology): As the person responsible for the development of the testing arrangements for the large-scale model I would like to say a few words about the particular difficulties of applying hydrostatic loading for a test to failure on a model of this scale and shape.