Dredging Processes

The course focuses on 3 main dredging processes: the cutting of sand, clay and rock; the sedimentation process in hopper dredges; the breaching process. Study Goals: Understand and reproduce the Mohr circle;
Understand and reproduce the theory of passive and active soil failure;
Understanding the soil mechanical parameters important for cutting processes;
Understanding and make calculations regarding the 2-D cutting theory in water-saturated sand;
Understanding and make calculations regarding the 2-D theory in clay;
Understanding and reproduce the settling of grains in water;
Understanding and reproduce the loading cycle of a hopper dredge;
Being able to determine the loading cycle of a hopper dredge, base on the modified Camp model by Miedema and Vlasblom;
Understanding and reproduce the basic cutting theory of rock cutting;
Understanding and reproduce the breaching process...

Author: Miedema, S.A.
Organization: TU Delft

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