Characterization of fluid mud layers for navigational purposes

Alex Kirichek, Claire Chassagne, Han Winterwerp, Ronald Rutgers, Arie Noordijk, Karoune Nipius, Tiedo Velinga

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The objective of this study is to get a new insight into in-situ characterization of fluid mud layers. Water Injection Dredging has been performed to create a fluid mud layer in the 8th Petroleumhaven at the Port of Rotterdam. Four measuring tools, conventional multi-beam echo-sounder, DensX, Graviprobe and Rheocable have been used to monitor the fluid mud layer properties over the time.
The results suggest that the currently employed density-based nautical depth criterion has to be revised to ensure more efficient navigation in the vicinity of fluid mud layers
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventINTERCOH 2017: 14th International Conference on Cohesive Sediment Transport Processes - Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 13 Nov 201717 Nov 2017
Conference number: 14


ConferenceINTERCOH 2017
Abbreviated titleINTERCOH 2017
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