Jan Reinout Deketh

In 1991 Jan Reinout Deketh received his MSc in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from Technical University Delft, The Netherlands, Engineering Geology Department. Since then he has been working as a research officer at the university, studying the wear of cutting tools on rock excavation machines in relation to the rock types being excavated. In March 1995 he obtained a PhD on this subject at TU Delft. At present he is observing the working performance of rock cutting trenchers at various construction sites throughout Europe.

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Articles By Jan Reinout Deketh

The Wear Sensitive Cutting Principle of a Cutter Suction Dredger
The Wear Sensitive Cutting Principle of a Cutter Suction Dredger

Laboratory experiments demonstrate from a wear point of view the inefficiency of cutting tools on a cutter suction dredger. Recommendations are made to optimise the cutterhead design and cutting process.

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