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Structural and dynamic analysis of sub-sea diamond miner MK II
Angevaren, C.A.; Boezeman, A.H.; van den Bos, W.; Vlasblom, W.J. (2000). Structural and dynamic analysis of sub-sea diamond miner MK II. Terra et Aqua 81: 22-26
In: Terra et Aqua: International Journal on Public Works, Ports and Waterways Developments. International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC): The Hague. ISSN 0376-6411, more
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  • Angevaren, C.A.
  • Boezeman, A.H.
  • van den Bos, W.
  • Vlasblom, W.J.

    The Namibian Minerals Corporation (Namco) has had a sub-sea diamond miner operational for a number of years. Recently a second machine called the "sub-sea diamond miner MK II" was designed. This machine is to be operated from a ship that is currently being adapted for this purpose. For practical reasons the construction of a real prototype is not an option. A virtual prototype was constructed by Delft University of Technology at the section of Dredging and Transport Technology (The Netherlands). With the help of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) both the dynamic behaviour and the structural aspects were researched. Some problems in the design have been solved before the machine was actually constructed.

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