Dredge Cutterhead Flow Processes

by Larry S. Slotta, Slotta Engineering Associates Inc, Corvallis, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


Feasibility studies of new dredge intake and cutterhead shielding techniques were conducted to improve hydraulic cutterhead dredge performance. Simple modification of the suction mouth to the intake piping and utilizing both internal as well as external dredge cutter shrouds have been found to significantly improve the production of a cutter suction dredge model.

Subject Headings: Dredging | Water intakes | Hydraulic models | Feasibility studies | Suction | Sediment transport | Simulation models | Hydrologic models

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