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Don Searles Studies Of Dredging Has Included The Following.

Course On Hydraulic Dredging;

First person to complete the 250 hour John Huston home study course in hydraulic dredging.  The course is based on Mr. Hustonís 418 page book, Hydraulic Dredging, Principles, Equipment, Methods, Procedures,  and 4 other books on dredging and dredging equipment.  The course includes 22 sections with a 50 question test at the end of each section and a 100 question final exam.  

Extensive Study of Books On Dredging,

  1. My personal 140 page Dredging Engineering Handbook, which I developed from many sources.

  2. Fundamentals of Hydraulic Dredging, [first addition], by Thomas Turner.

  3. Fundamentals of Hydraulic Dredging, [second addition],  by Thomas Turner.

  4. Hydraulic Dredging  Theoretical and Applied, by John Huston.

  5. Handbook of Dredging Engineering, by John Herbich.

  6. Coastal and Deep Ocean Dredging, by John Herbich.

  7. Dredging Engineering, by Lester Simon.

  8. Dredging a Handbook for Engineers, by R.N. Bray.

  9. The Dynamics of Dredging, by Mort Richardson.

  10. Eight hardcover books that are the proceedings of World Dredging Conferences.  When stacked up, they are 16 inches high.

  11. Cameron Hydraulic Data, published by Ingersoll Rand.  Technical data on pumps and pumping.

  12. Hydraulic Institute Engineering Data Book, published by the Hydraulic Institute.  Technical data on pumps and pumping.

 

I Have  Over 1,000 Books in My Technical Library,  Following Is a Short List of Books That I Have Studied That Relate To Dredging and Building Dredges 

  1. My personal 105 page, Hydraulic and Mechanical Handbook, which I have developed from many sources.

  2. The Complete Book of Anchoring and Mooring, by Earl Hinz.

  3. Introduction to Navel Architecture, by Thomas Gillmer.

  4. Splicing Wire & Fiber Rope, by Raoul Graumont.

  5. Understanding Soil Mechanics, By Jack Roberts.

  6. Machine Shop Practice, by K. H. Moltrecht.

  7. Welding Principles & Practices, by Larry Jeffus.

  8. Millwrights & Mechanics Guide, by Carl Nelsen.

  9. The Standard Handbook of Mechanical Engineers, from McGraw Hill Book Company.

  10. The Standard Handbook of Civil Engineers, from McGraw Hill Book Company.

  11. Moving The Earth, by Herbert Nichols 650 pages.

  12. American Electricians Handbook, from McGraw Hill Book Company.

  13. Paint Handbook, from McGraw Hill Book Company.

  14. Pump Handbook, from McGraw Hill Book Company.

  15. Handbook of Machine Design, from McGraw Hill Book Company.

  16. Rigging Manual, by Construction Safety Association of Ontario.

  17. IPTís Crane & Rigging Manual, by Ronald Garby.

  18. Field Engineerís Manual, by Robert Parmley.

  19. More than 20 books on hydraulic system design, trouble shooting and repair.