Dr. Manoj Verman

Tunnelling & Rock Engineering Expert President, International Commission on “Hard Rock Excavation” President, Indian National Group of ISRM Past Vice President at Large, ISRM Board (https:/ Past Vice President, Indian Society of Engineering Geology

30 July - 02 August 2019
Crown Promenade, Melbourne, Australia

Course Contents

  • 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
  • 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
  • Tunnelling hazards: squeezing, rock burst, chimney formation, face collapse, 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
  • 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

Course Fee

--- AUD 1600

    • Lectures For Four Days
    • Course Material in Soft form
    • Temporary Rocscience software licenses for two weeks (Please bring your laptops for some hands-on tunnel analysis & design)
    • Lunch And Tea/Coffee/Snacks On Four Days

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Crown Promenade Melbourne
8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC
3006, Australia.
Phone +61 3 9292 8888

Contact Us

Dr. Manoj Verman

C-1004, Park View City-2, Sohna Road,
Gurgaon-122018, India


Ms. Asma Sathar

C-1004, Park View City-2, Sohna Road,
Gurgaon-122018, India