This updated manual is a revision on the publications Manual on the use of rock in coastal and shoreline engineering (CIRIA, CUR, 1991) en C169 Manual on the use of rock in hydraulic engineering (CUR, RWS, 1995).
Modelling the effect of water depth on rock cutting processes with the use of discrete element method
Efficient rock cutting is still a challenge in the dredging industry. A new method that takes into account the effect of water depth could refine rock cutting processes.
Finding a huge quantity of rock for 41 km of causeways and drilling islands and guaranteeing that the quality was sufficient required an extremely well thought-out Quality Management System.
Research, investigations into pickpoints and cutting geometries, predictive models and trials were essential in constructing a ripper draghead that could be placed on a TSHD.