Soft mud: field performance related to lab experiments, modelling and analysis of time-dependent processes affecting consolidation

Self-weight consolidation plays a major role in the creation of land using mud, the ripening of mud layers and, also, in the storage of contaminated mud and slurries in ponds.

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.