Trailer Arm Redesign of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

Trailer Arm Redesign of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

Trailer Arm Redesign of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

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 joint to the trailer arm to increase its 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 using Abaqus showed that the newly designed arm is capable of operating in new conditions.

  • Design of a new joint of a trailer arm
  • TraileraArm stress analysis
  • Optimization of the designed trailer arm

 

Stress analysis arm joint

Stress analysis trailer arm joint

 

Stress analysis arm of floating dredgers

Trailer arm stress analysis of trailing suction hopper dredger

 

Stress contour

Stress contour of trailer arm