Short course on TUNNELLING WITH TUNNEL BORING MACHINES

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Date: 27th – 30th April 2022

Time: 09:00AM – 15:30PM

Venue: Le Méridien, Windsor Place, NEW DELHI – 110037

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, casestudies
  • 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

  • INR 21,000 PER PARTICIPANT (PLUS GST @18%) FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM SAARC COUNTRIES
  • USD 575 PER PARTICIPANT (PLUS GST @18%) FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

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