The pressure distribution on sluice gate walls was investigated in this paper, based on CFD simulations. The flow characteristics impacting the pressure distribution were analyzed. Based on this analyzation, a new parametrization approach for the gate pressure distribution is derived for both, standard sluice gates and inclined sluice gates. Based on these investigations the impact of 3D flow characteristics on the pressure profile at the sluice gate wall is presented and discussed in detail.

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