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..

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University

TU Delft

Professor

S.A. Miedema

Lectures

12 Lectures

University

TU Delft

Professor

S.A. Miedema

Lectures

12 Lectures