Lynyrd de Wit

Lynyrd is a dredge plume expert. He has been involved in projects regarding TSHD/WID/MFE/offshore mining plumes, outfall mixing, salt intrusion from a sea lock, land reclamation Khalifa Port, hopper/caisson sedimentation, siltation in harbor basins and approach channels. The combination of developing and applying models and monitoring in the field makes him aware of limitations of numerical models, but also of their possibilities. Between 2008 and 2014 he finished a PhD study on near-field mixing of overflow TSHD dredge plumes.

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Can surface turbidity plume generation near a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger be predicted?

A surface plume from overflow can stay suspended for long periods and distances, resulting in negative environmental impact through increased turbidity and sedimentation. Generation of a surface turbidity plume from the overflow of a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger is investigated by a process-based, detailed Computational Fluid Dynamics model.

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