Numerical investigation of the head and unsteady flow characteristics of a dredge pump loading high-concentration sands
The head of a dredge pump is an important performance parameter and a strongly fluctuating head may affect the operating stability of the pump unit. The IADC Young Author’s Award paper analyses unsteady characteristics of pump performance to improve control of the dredge pump.
Rudy Helmons won the IADC Young Author Award at the CEDA Dredging Days 2015 conference at Ahoy Rotterdam on 6 November, 2015, for his paper “Modelling The Effect of Water Depth on Rock Cutting Processes with the Use of Discrete Element Method“.
No proper design guidelines based on sound science are available for the design of GSC structures. This IADC Young Author Award paper describes on-going research which aims to remedy this.
Biogeomorphological Interactions on a Nourished Tidal Flat: Lessons Learnt from Building With Nature
Worldwide the total area of tidal flats is decreasing as a result of sea level rise, subsidence by gas extraction and erosion initiated by artificial constructions. This IADC Award winning paper examines whether nourishment programmes might be part of the solution.
Winner of the IADC Young Authors Award explains how human–made undersea ridges were used to attract marine life and boost the productivity of Japanese coastal fisheries.