NEW APPROACHES TO THE DESIGN OF HOPPER DREDGES

Three new hopper dredges of different sizes and mission performance are currently under construction for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This paper describes the particular features of the dredges that constitute advances in the state of the art, and reviews the philosophy behind their design. In addition, the author demonstrates how this new dredge fleet, though smaller than earlier fleets, will improve the Corps' capability, for both civilian and military purposes, to maintain all U.S. coastal waterways as well as locations overseas that are of interest to the United States. Finally, damage stability requirements and noise abatement specifications are treated in separate appendices.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Fortino, E P
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

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  • Accession Number: 00322633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM