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Unformatted text preview: FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering CGN-5930 Introduction to Dredging Engineering Summer Term 2010 Course Parameters Learning Objectives: This course provides the student with a hands-on experience of designing and managing a large volume marine excavation (dredging). It will include several field trips to working dredges, and discussions with field personnel on their management of resources (time, costs, materials, equipment and organization). In order to assist the student in understanding this complex topic, the course is divided into three phases: (1) A review of the theories of hydraulics (pumps and pipelines), chemistry of flocculants, designing of dams and levees, weirs, geo-bags, sedimentation tanks, sand filters, anionic and cationic coagulants, etc; (2) Visit dredging sites and experience the operation of dredging equipment; and (3) Application of all these elements to a real project provided by local design and construction...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course CGN 4930 taught by Professor Prieto-portar during the Summer '11 term at FIU.
- Summer '11