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#2:The working principle of the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge


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Date: 14 September 2016 (TBC)
14:00-15:00 hrs (CEST)
Prof. Dr. ir. Cees van Rhee
Level: Foundation (see below)


Attendance to this CEDA webinar is free of charge, registration however, is required. REGISTER HERE. After registering, you will receive confirmation via e-mail from Edward Melger containing information about joining the webinar.


This webinar is the 2nd in the CEDA Series of Webinars on Dredging Technology. After a brief introduction to the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge (TSHD), participants will learn about the:

  • general layout
  • working principle and
  • operational limits of this type of dredge.

Headshot | Cees van RHee - 2 // ceesvanrhee-2.jpg (378 K)Prof. Dr. Ir. Cees van Rhee is full Professor of Dredging Engineering at the Delft university of Technology. He obtained his PhD degree in 2002. His main scientific achievements are modelling of highly concentrated sediment water flows and high velocity erosion of granular sediments. He is the author of numerous scientific publications. Read more… 

Reference material
  • Miedema: Introduction Dredging Engineering (lecture notes). For the pdf version go to this page and search for Miedema.
  • Miedema: The Delft Sand, Clay & Rock Cutting Model, 3rd version. For the pdf version go to this page and search for Miedema.
  • Miedema: Slurry Transport: Fundamentals, A Historical Overview & The Delft Head Loss & Limit Deposit Velocity Framework. For the pdf version go to this page and search for Miedema.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions via text during the webinar, and verbally after the presentation.

Target audience 

This Foundation level webinar is meant for professionals working in the field of dredging or adjacent to it with no formal education/training in and /or with limited experience with dredging equipment and technology: engineers, scientists, lawyers, financiers working on projects involving dredging either as project owner/developer, regulator, consultant, financier, legal advisor.

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Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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The webinar is presented with support from Deltares, a Corporate Member of CEDA.

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14 September 2016 - 14 September 2016
14:00-15:00 hrs (CEST)