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Robert Ramsdell

Robert obtained his BA degree in Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley in 1987. From 1989 through 1996 he worked for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company as Field Engineer, and Project Engineer on a variety of projects in the United States and internationally. In 1996 he joined the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Production Department as a Production Engineer, becoming Director of Production Engineering Manager in 2005. In the department, Robert’s focus has been on developing methods and software for estimating dredge production, recruiting and training Production Engineers, and developing methods to analyse and improve dredge operations.

Articles By Robert Ramsdell

Can a preliminary model describe CSD spillage due to centrifugal advection?
Can a preliminary model describe CSD spillage due to centrifugal advection?

Depending on its size and installed power, a Cutter Suction Dredger is capable of cutting a wide range of soil types. Although precise and relatively efficient, a CSD can spill significantly. The authors propose a preliminary model which describes spillage due to centrifugal advection.

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