MAINTENANCE DREDGING AT THE PORT OF ZEEBRUGGE: PROCEDURES TO ACHIEVE AN OPERATIONAL DETERMINATION OF THE NAUTICAL BOTTOM

Some harbors and navigational channels accumulate loose, fine sediment deposits called "mud." Such areas present hydrographers with the problem of deciding whether the nautical bottom is to be taken as the echo-sounded top of the mud layer or as being somewhere within the deposit. This paper discusses a three-year research program undertaken to address this and related problems as part of an overall study-project called "Optimization of Dredging Works for Belgian Seaports." The subjects investigated in the program and discussed in the paper are: investigations and research on the characteristics of mud deposits; the development of field survey techniques; the execution of full scale navigation and maneuvering tests with mud bottom and restricted underkeel clearances; the setup and execution of a model test program; and the development of an operational nautical bottom mapping procedure.

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    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Kerckaert, P
    • Vandenbossche, D
    • Malherbe, B
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 20p.+discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00660027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM