873112 Tunnelling

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Conventional construction methods in tunnelling
1.1 Full-face excavation
1.2 Partial-face excavation
NATM - New Austrian Tunnelling Method
Mechanised tunnelling in loose soil
3.1 Compressed air tunnelling
3.2 Slurry machines
3.3 Blade shields
Mechanised tunnelling in hard soil
4.1 Full-face cutting machines
4.2 Partial-face cutting machines
Design and construction of tunnels
Examples of tunnelling projects

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Building on the knowledge obtained in the lecture Tunnelling and Geology (872.245) the construction methods of tunnels are clearly specified. Knowledge about the design and the construction of tunnels is given. The lecture completes with practical examples.
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