Nieuw project gestart: Towards improving soft sediment / tailings consolidation
Sediment waste of mine processes (tailings) as well as dredged sediments are deposited in basins, pits, or beneficially re-utilized to build new lands (e.g. Marker Wadden), to improve resilience of flood defences or enhance habitat restoration.
The ability to improve the understanding and prediction capabilities of the sediment consolidation dynamics as well as the characteristics and properties of the resulting deposits (e.g. strength, total settlement and time scale), especially at the fluid / solid interface is critical to reduce cost and risk of these activities. Current knowledge and predictive tool in the fluid / soil interface is nowadays limited. This project aims to contribute to close this key knowledge and tool gap.