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

26 - 29 November 2019
Banyan Tree Bangkok, Bangkok

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, 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
  • 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

--- USD 500 PER PARTICIPANT FOR INDIVIDUALS (i.e., those whose fee is not being paid by their office).


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Banyan Tree Bangkok
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Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek,
Sathon, Bangkok 10120,
Phone +66 2 679 1200

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Gurgaon-122018, India


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Gurgaon-122018, India