A one-dimensionalhorizontal modelling tool which accurately predicts the overflow of sediments and bed layer distribution inside the hopper of a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger is introduced.
An IADC "Most Promising Student" Award has been presented to a graduate of TU Delft for his thesis which describes the dynamics of hopper loading both in simulation and as compared with actual measurements onboard a TSHD.
Hopper Load Measurement; Some Recent Experiences with a Remote-Operated Data Acquisition and Analysis
Calculating hopper loads discharged by pipeline has been used succesfully in land reclamation and beach nourishment projects. Discharged solids mass may be used as the basis for payment.