Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology
Delft University of Technology
2628 CD Delft,
When designing dredging equipment, boundary
conditions such as local circumstances, soils to be dredged, dredge and dump area, weather
conditions, environment, etc. have to be taken into account. The dredging equipment will
be used in an aggressive environment under heavy, dynamical loads. Thus a good
understanding of the dredging processes is necessary.
Over the past couple of years, mechanized shield tunneling
has attracted an increased amount of interest in the Netherlands. This technique, which
until now has never been used in the Netherlands, offers some spectacular new
possibilities for the construction of underground infrastructure.
Bulk Materials Handling
Bulk Materials Handling covers the
transportation, loading and unloading, storage, upgrading and other handling activities of