ONLINE COURSE ON TUNNELLING WITH TUNNEL BORING MACHINES


Speaker

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 Past Vice President, Indian Society of Engineering Geology

04 - 12 December 2020
2 Hours daily for 9 Days, @ zoom.us
Time: To be decided based on participant's time zones

Course Contents

  • Various methods of tunnel excavation in hard and soft grounds and the role of Tunnel Boring Machines
  • Understanding the fallacies and misconceptions of inequitable comparison between NATM and TBM
  • History of Tunnel Boring Machines
  • Assessment of applicability of TBMs and selection of TBM for a project
  • Geological investigations and impact of geological/geotechnical factors on TBM operations
  • An overview of types of TBMs
  • Gripper TBM/ Main Beam TBM/ Open TBM – Operating principle, components and other details, applicability, case-studies
  • Single Shield TBM – Operating principle, components and other details, applicability, case-studies
  • Double Shield TBM – Operating principle, components and other details, applicability, case-studies
  • Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) TBM – Operating principle, components and other details, applicability, case-studies
  • Slurry Shield TBM – Operating principle, components and other details, applicability, case-studies
  • Hybrid/Crossover/Multi-mode/Variable Density TBMs
  • Tunnel support during excavation by TBM: Support of face, Support of cavity at the shield, Support of Cavity behind the shield
  • Tunnel lining – traditional support systems, segmental lining, McNally support system
  • TBM cutting tools
  • Chemicals and grouts for TBM tunnelling
  • Tunnel Soft Eye
  • Use of TBMs in difficult ground conditions - fault zones, squeezing, rock bursts, high water pressure
  • Constraints of urban tunnelling
  • Planning and logistics aspects of mechanized metro tunnelling
  • Speeding up a TBM Project

Course Fee

National Delegate

--- Rs 15,000 PER PARTICIPANT (PLUS GST @18%) FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM SAARC COUNTRIES

International Delegate

--- USD 450 PER PARTICIPANT (PLUS GST @18%) FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES.


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Contact Us

Dr. Manoj Verman

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

manoj@mverman.com

+91-7042170505

Ms. Asma Sathar

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

asma@mverman.com

+91-9986833099