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MAD 413E - Tunneling

Course Objectives

1. Basic principals of designing large underground openings
2. Classical and mechanized excavation systems used for large underground openings
3. Performance prediction methods for classical and mechanized excavation systems

Course Description

General view to large section underground openings. New Austrian Tunneling Method. Hard rock TBMs. Face pressure TBMs. Drilling machines, patterns, job organization in classical underground excavations. Ground improvement. Partial-face excavation machines used in NATM, performance prediction. Example project for machine selection and performance prediction. Excavation designing with numerical modeling. Utilities used in underground excavations, muck transportation, ventilation. Emerging excavation technologies.

Course Coordinator
Hanifi Çopur
Deniz Tumaç
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