Fundamentals of Agitation Dredging

by Thomas W. Richardson, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Coastal, Structures & Evaluation Branch, Vicksbur,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


The definition and basic principles of agitation dredging are discussed. Equipment for agitation dredging is categorized. The principles of operation, advantages, and disadvantages of each equipment category are presented. Four example agitation dredging projects are described in terms of physical environment, equipment used, and results. The reasons for success or failure of agitation dredging projects and recommendations for the further development of agitation dredging are given, along with a list of

Subject Headings: Dredging | Equipment and machinery | Terminology and definition | Failure analysis | Engineering profession | Comparative studies | Surveying methods | Surveys (non-geomatic)

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