DESIGN OF FLUIDIZER SYSTEMS FOR COASTAL ENVIRONMENT

This technical paper describes fluidization and the design of fluidizer systems--a culmination of 15 years of research into fluidization phenomena. Flow emanating from perforations in buried pipe can create a trench of specified length, width, and depth for coastal applications, such as sand bypassing and channel maintenance. The authors present a design methodology for selection of fluidizer pipe diameter; fluidizer hole orientation, size, and spacing; and flow rate and pressure requirements for achieving full fluidization. Other system components--such as materials, installation techniques, clear-water intake, and slurry-removal mechanisms--should be chosen with guidance. A design example illustrates a fluidizer system in a deep channel in an inlet to a marina.

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  • Accession Number: 00666045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 1994 12:00AM