Understanding the world of sand and water
This book is derived from chapter 2.1 of the main book : "Dredging Technology Book1" It is a compact reference to the Cutter Suction Dredger for Civil Project Engineers involved in Dredging Projects. A broad description is given and a lot of practical guidelines for the optimal use of this workhorse of the Dredging Industry.
Working methods and cutting plans are described and the choice of cutterhead depending type of soil like Sand,Cohesive Clay or Rock.
Cutting process and cutting production are discussed. Special attention is given to the multi staggered tooth arrangement on a rock cutterhead. Also developments in tooth and adaptor design for cutting rock are being discussed.