Dr.ir. S.A. Miedema

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Biography

Dr.ir. Sape A. Miedema (November 8th 1955) obtained his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering with honors at the Delft University of Technology (DUT) in 1983. He obtained his Ph.D. degree on research into the basics of soil cutting in relation with ship motions, in 1987. From 1987 to 1992 he was Assistant Professor at the chair of Dredging Technology. In 1992 and 1993 he was a member of the management board of Mechanical Engineering & Marine Technology of the DUT. In 1992 he became Associate Professor at the DUT with the chair of Dredging Technology. From 1996 to 2001 he was appointed Head of Studies of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology at the DUT, but still remaining Associate Professor of Dredging Engineering. In 2005 he was appointed Head of Studies of the MSc program of Offshore & Dredging Engineering and he is also still Associate Professor of Dredging Engineering. In 2013 he was also appointed as Head of Studies of the MSc program Marine Technology of the DUT. Dr.ir. S.A. Miedema teaches (or has taught) courses on soil mechanics and soil cutting, pumps and slurry transport, hopper sedimentation and erosion, mechatronics, applied thermodynamics related to energy, drive system design principles, mooring systems, hydromechanics and mathematics. He is (or has been) also teaching at Hohai University, Changzhou, China, at Cantho University, Cantho Vietnam, at Petrovietnam University, Baria, Vietnam and different dredging companies in the Netherlands and the USA. His research focuses on the mathematical modeling of dredging systems like, cutter suction dredges, hopper dredges, clamshell dredges, backhoe dredges and trenchers. The fundamental part of the research focuses on the cutting processes of sand, clay and rock, sedimentation processes in Trailing Suction Hopper Dredges and the associated erosion processes. Lately the research focuses on hyperbaric rock cutting in relation with deep sea mining and on hydraulic transport of solids/liquid settling slurries.

Expertise

His research focuses on the mathematical modeling of dredging systems like, cutter suction dredges, hopper dredges, clamshell dredges, backhoe dredges and trenchers. The fundamental part of the research focuses on the cutting processes of sand, clay and rock, sedimentation processes in Trailing Suction Hopper Dredges and the associated erosion processes. Lately the research focuses on hyperbaric rock cutting in relation with deep sea mining and on hydraulic transport of solids/liquid settling slurries.   
He has written 3 books about these topics. The books can be downloaded on TUDelft Open Textbooks: 
Dredging Engineering Special TopicsSlurry Transport, Fundamentals, A Historical Overview & The Delft Head Loss & Limit Deposit Velocity Framework and  The Delft Sand, Clay & Rock Cutting Model

Awards

Oct 2018

Award: Excellent paper award. 1st International Water Environment Ecological Construction Development Conference Wuhan China.

Dec 2017

Award: Certificate of Appreciation Department MTT Delft University

Nov 2017

Award: Excellent paper in the 5th International Dredging Technology Development Conference of China.

Mar 2016

Award: Certificate of Recognition, Can Tho University, Vietnam.

Nov 2015

Award: IADC Best Paper Award as Co-author. CEDA Dredging Days, Rotterdam, November 2015.

Jun 2015

Award: Best Paper Award as Co-Author, WEDA/TAMU Conference, Houston, Texas, USA.

Sep 2012

Award: Best Teacher Award, MSc Offshore & Dredging Engineering, Delft University of Technology.

Sep 2011

Award: Best Teacher Award, MSc Offshore & Dredging Engineering, Delft University of Technology.

Sep 2009

Award: Best Teacher Award, MSc Offshore & Dredging Engineering, Delft University of Technology.

Jun 2008

Award: Best Paper Award, WEDA/TAMU Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Dec 2007

Award: Certificate of Appreciation by the Department MTT of the Delft University of Technology.

Jun 2004

Award: Cantho University Merit Award, Cantho Vietnam

Jun 2004

Award: Medal for the Contribution to Education & Training in Vietnam by the Vietnamese Minister of Education.

Nov 2003

Award: IADC Best Paper Award as Co-Author, CEDA Dredging Days, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Oct 2001

Award: Cantho University Certificate of Special Recognition, Cantho Vietnam.

Apr 1999

Award: Honorable Member of the student Association Leeghwater of the Delft University  of Technology.

Jun 1996

Award: Honorable Mention Distinction at the 17th WEDA/TAMU Confrence, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Jun 1992

Award: IADC Best Paper Award as Co-Author, WODCON XIII, Bombay, India.

Jun 1989

Award: IADC Best Paper Award WODCON XII, Orlando, Florida, USA

publications
Publications in Pure
subjects
2006 - Offshore Moorings
2006 - Dredge Pumps and Slurry Transport
2006 - Dredging Processes
2006 - Deep Sea Dredging Equipment Design
2006 - Offshore Moorings
2007 - Drive System Design Principles
2007 - Dredge Pumps and Slurry Transport
2007 - Dredging Processes
2007 - Offshore Moorings
2007 - Offshore Moorings
2007 - Dredging Laboratory
2009 - Dredging Processes
2009 - Dredge Pumps and Slurry Transport
2008 - Drive System Design Principles
2008 - Dredge Pumps and Slurry Transport
2008 - Dredging Processes
2008 - Offshore Moorings
2008 - Offshore Hydromechanics
2008 - Offshore Hydromechanics, Part 4
2009 - Drive System Design Principles
2009 - Offshore Hydromechanics, Part 4
2009 - Offshore Hydromechanics
2009 - Offshore Moorings
2011 - Offshore Hydromechanics, Part 4
2011 - Offshore Moorings
2011 - Sub Sea Engineering
2010 - Survey of Offshore Engineering Lectures
2010 - Survey of Offshore Engineering Projects
2010 - Dynamic Positioning
2011 - Drive System Design Principles
2011 - Offshore Hydromechanics
2011 - Problem Analysis Thesis
2011 - Thesis
2010 - Experimental Engineering Exercise
2009 - Industrial Practice
2009 - Integrating Exercise
2010 - Sub Sea Engineering
2010 - Thesis
2010 - Dredge Pumps and Slurry Transport
2010 - Dredging Processes
2010 - Drive System Design Principles
2010 - Offshore Hydromechanics, Part 4
2010 - Offshore Hydromechanics
2010 - Offshore Moorings
2010 - Integrating Exercise
2010 - Industrial Practice
2011 - Dredging Processes
2011 - Industrial Practice
2011 - Problem Analysis Thesis
2011 - Thesis
2011 - Exploring Offshore & Dredging Engineering
2014 - Introduction ODE
2014 - Offshore Hydromechanics
2014 - Drive System Design Principles
2014 - Offshore Moorings
2014 - Sub Sea Engineering
2014 - Survey of Offshore Engineering Lectures
2012 - Dredge Pumps and Slurry Transport
2014 - Dredging Processes
2014 - Introduction to Dredging Engineering
2013 - Introduction ODE
2013 - Introduction to Dredging Engineering
2013 - Offshore Hydromechanics
2013 - Dredging Processes
2013 - Drive System Design Principles
2013 - Offshore Moorings
2013 - Sub Sea Engineering
2011 - Survey of Offshore Engineering Projects
2015 - Offshore Hydromechanics
2015 - Dredging Processes
2015 - Attending Student Colloquia
2015 - Offshore Moorings
2015 - Sub Sea Engineering
2015 - Drive System Design Principles
2014 - Attending Student Colloquia
2012 - Drive System Design Principles
2012 - Survey of Offshore Engineering Projects
2012 - Offshore Hydromechanics, Part 4
2012 - Offshore Hydromechanics
2012 - Offshore Moorings
2012 - Sub Sea Engineering
2012 - Thesis
2012 - Industrial Practice
2012 - Problem Analysis Thesis
2012 - Deep Sea Exploitation
2012 - Conquering the Deep Sea
2012 - Introduction ODE
2012 - Dredging Processes
2016 - Drive System Design Principles
2016 - Dredging Processes I
2016 - Attending Student Colloquia
2017 - Dredging Processes I
2017 - Introduction to Dredging Engineering
2015 - Introduction to Dredging Engineering
2017 - Attending Student Colloquia
2017 - Subsea Engineering
2017 - Drive System Design Principles
2015 - Attending Student Colloquia
2018 - Attending Student Colloquia
2018 - Drive System Design Principles
2018 - Dredging Processes I
2018 - Introduction to Dredging Engineering
2018 - Multidisciplinary Project
2016 - Introduction to Dredging Engineering
2016 - Subsea Engineering
2019 - Research Exercise
2018 - ODE Industrial Practice
2019 - Introduction to Dredging Engineering
2019 - Dredging Processes I
2019 - ODE Industrial Practice
2019 - Attending Student Colloquia
2019 - Multidisciplinary Project
2019 - ODE Literature Research
2019 - ODE Thesis
ancillary activities
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