Short Course On Tunnelling

Course Contents

Day 1

  • Philosophy of Tunnelling
  • Fundamentals of rock mechanics related to tunnelling
  • Site investigation and ground characterisation
  • Geological factors affecting tunnelling
  • Tunnel construction techniques in hard and soft grounds: Drill-&-blast, shield tunnelling, Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM), cut-&-cover tunnels

Day 2

  • Tunnel alignment selection issues
  • New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM), Norwegian Method of Tunnelling (NMT), ADECO-RS Method
  • Tunnel support design – Empirical methods, analytical methods, numerical methods
  • Numerical methods of analysis and design of tunnels using various software tools from Rocsicence, world’s leading developers of geotechnical software

Day 3

  • Tunnelling hazards: squeezing, rock burst, chimney formation, face collapse, flowing ground, flooding etc.
  • Ground stabilisation and ground water control: dewatering, compressed air, grouting, ground freezing, forepoling, face dowels, roof umbrella
  • Shotcrete technology
  • Rock bolts and dowels

Day 4

  • Constraints of urban tunnelling
  • Cut-&-cover metro structures
  • Planning and logistics aspects of mechanized metro tunnelling
  • Ground settlement due to tunnelling
  • Tunnel instrumentation
  • Tunnel waterproofing
  • Tunnel ventilation
  • Tunnelling case-histories

Short Course On Tunnelling
Date: 26 – 29 February 2020
Venue: Le Méridien, New Delhi
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