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A comparative study of the consolidation rate between cohesive sediments from European ports
Van Hoestenberghe, T.; Meshkati Shahmirzadi, M.E.; Staelens, P.; Claeys, S.; Van Oyen, T.; De Sutter, R. (2015). A comparative study of the consolidation rate between cohesive sediments from European ports, in: Wang, P. et al. (Ed.) Coastal Sediments 2015, San Diego, USA, 11–15 May 2015: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015. pp. [1-15]
In: Wang, P. et al. (Ed.) (2015). Coastal Sediments 2015, San Diego, USA, 11–15 May 2015: The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015 . World Scientific: [s.l.]. ISBN 978-981-4689-98-4. 3000 pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Cohesive sediments; Consolidation; Dredging; Predictions

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  • Van Hoestenberghe, T., more
  • Meshkati Shahmirzadi, M.E., more
  • Staelens, P., more

Abstract
    The frequency of maintenance dredging work is determined by the inflow of new sediments, erosion and consolidation processes of the sediment. A test program was set up at Flanders Hydraulic Research Institute to evaluate the behavior and consolidation processes of loose sediment layers over time. Within a controlled laboratory setting the external influences on consolidation processes can be limited. With improved knowledge of the time constants of the essential physico-chemical processes related to consolidation, one could improve the prediction of future maintenance dredging works necessary for a safe navigation.

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