Dredging floating arm modeling

In this project, the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger was studied due to its inability to dredge berths with special conditions to improve performance and increase arm range. After conducting the necessary studies, it was agreed to add a new connection to the arm and increase the operating angle. Therefore, checking the strength of the new arm to make changes in the main float was on the agenda. The results of numerical simulations showed that the newly designed arm is capable of operating in new conditions.

  • Design of a new model of a floating arm
  • Arm stress analysis
  • Optimization of the designed arm sample

 

Stress analysis arm joint

Stress analysis arm joint

 

Stress analysis arm of floating dredgers

Stress analysis arm of floating dredgers

 

Stress contour

Stress contour