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Drawings and pictures of Sand Scraper design and user manual for the device

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posted on 2022-11-14, 12:13 authored by Christa van IJzendoornChrista van IJzendoorn

The sand scraper was designed to determine the vertical variability of grain sizes at the beach surface. Here, designs, drawings, a video and photos of the sand scraper are provided to enable the reproduction of the device. Additionally, the manual of the original sand scraper is provided to give insight into the use of the device in the field.

Note that the designs, drawings and photos show the most important mechanisms of the device but for full reproduction more details are needed. Please contact Christa van IJzendoorn ( and Pieter van der Gaag ( when you want to make a reproduction of the Sand Scraper.


This work is part of the research programme DuneForce with project number 17064, which is (partly) financed by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).





The user manual is provided as a pdf. The drawings are included as pdf files. Pictures are available in the jpg format and the video in mp4. Information about alterations made to the design for a second version are included as .txt-files.


TU Delft, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Department of Hydraulic Engineering