After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Alden acquired an MSc degree in Offshore and Dredging Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 2017. His graduation thesis involved cutter suction spillage at Great Lakes Dredge & Dock in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA. After graduating, he joined Royal IHC as a product engineer in the excavation equipment group. Within IHC, he is involved in the design of cutter heads and dredging wheel units
Articles By Alden Louis
Depending on its size and installed power, a Cutter Suction Dredger is capable of cutting a wide range of soil types. Although precise and relatively efficient, a CSD can spill significantly. The authors propose a preliminary model which describes spillage due to centrifugal advection.