Willem Vlasblom graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands in 1968. From 1968 through 1992 he worked for several international dredging companies with a four-year interlude at the Provinciaal Waterleidingbedrijf of North Holland. In 1992 he became Head, Production and Planning Department, Airport Platform Marine Contractors J.V., and was thus responsible for the dredging work at the Chek Lap Kok airport in Hong Kong. In 1994 he became a professor at Delft University and is presently Chair of the Dredging Technology Department.
Articles By Willem Vlasblom
Geotextile tubes or Geotubes® have been applied in coastal engineering for shore protection and breakwaters, and have been used on land and in shallow water. A new method of filling a continuous Geotube® would allow them to be used in rough and relatively deep water.
Design Aspects for Cutter Heads Related to the Mixture Forming Process When Cutting Coarse Materials
Spillage, defined as the soil that is cut during the dredging process but not sucked up by the suction pipe, reduces the productivity of the cutter suction dredger and therefore needs to be minimised.
Instead of a real prototype, a virtual prototype, constructed at Delft University of Technology, was used to evaluate the behaviour and structure of this newly designed miner.
In addition to hydrographic surveys, special 3D geostatistical visualisation software was essential to the control of dredged volumes and levels.