A LABORATORY STUDY OF FLUID AND SOIL MECHANICS PROCESSES DURING HYDRUALIC DREDGING

HYDRAULISCHE UND BODENTECHNISCHE VORGANGE BEIM GRUNDSAUGEN

Based on the results of systematic, laboratory scale experiments, a method is developed for the a priori calculation of the solids output of a hydraulic dredging system with plain suction or water jet fluidization at the intake point. A "suckability" index is developed to indicate influence of soil type and various suction head shapes are also considered. The influence of the suction pit, cone-shape and slope on the solids output is not considered and the speeds of "swing rate" through the cut maybe not entirely cover those commonly employed in practice. This report is a translation from the original German publication by Dr. Helmut Salzman, Franzius-Institute of Soil and Hydraulics Technology, Hannover, West Germany.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Sea Grant Program, Center for Marine Resources
    College Station, TX  USA  77843
  • Authors:
    • Salzmann, H
    • Adam, G M
    • Bacdo, D R
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Pagination: 162 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TAMU-SG-77-204
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM