Spring
The Geotechnical Research Centre will be offering courses in late Spring and Summer.

Tunnels and Underground Structures in Rock

Instructors:  Drs. K.Y. Lo, C. Yuen & S. Micic
Guest Lecturers
July 2013

For all inquiries please contact Cynthia Quintus (cquintus@eng.uwo.ca). Please inform your colleagues who may be interested.

The GRC is pleased to offer an intensive course on Tunnels and Underground Structures in Rock for practicing engineers, to be held at Western University. For the convenience of practicing engineers, the course will be divided into three sections, so that participants may take one, two or three sections of their choice. Each section is comprised of two days, being Mondays and Tuesdays the week.

Themes covered:

Initial in-situ conditions in different rock formation.

Measurements and evaluation of rock mass deformation and strength parameters for design purpose.

Measurement of time-dependent deformation and design for rock-structure time interaction.

Consideration of excavation methods according to rock conditions: Drill and blast, Tunnel Boring Machines.

Consideration of excavation methods according to rock conditions: Drill and blast, Tunnel Boring Machines.

Scheduling and costing of tunnel construction.

Assessment of roof stability, floor heave and depth of overbreak.

 3-D concept of advance of tunnel face, rock burst and rock squeeze.

Design of temporary supports.

Design of permanent lining.

Monitoring and interpretation of stresses and displacement during construction.

Instructive “successful” and “unsuccessful” case histories of tunnel construction.

If you require information in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements can make this event accessible to you please e-mail - cquintus@eng.uwo.ca


Faculty of Engineering • Spencer Engineering Building
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B9 Tel: 519-661-3344
Updated June 14, 2013 by cquintus
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