Design methodology for tunnels

Wulf Schubert, Markus Brandtner, Thomas Marcher, Nedim Radoncic, Helmut Schweiger

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Abstract

Tunnel design frequently is based on crude empirical methods. Increasingly, owners request the application of engineering standards for the support design. Among those standards the EUROCODE 7 is a prominent ex-ample. The partial safety factor concept, as proposed by Eurocode 7, appears to be applicable only in limited cases for tunnel design. From the options listed in the Eurocode, only the observational method seems to be applicable for tunnels in rock masses with medium to high overburden. The fact that in most cases the rock mass is both the source of the loading and a load bearing element is completely unaddressed in the Eurocode. On the other hand, the Guidelines for the geotechnical design of underground structures, published by the Austrian Society for Geomechanics represent a sound and practically tested design methodology. However, the issue of proofing that the chosen excavation and support approach fulfills the requirements is still unre-solved, respectively no reasonable guidelines exist. A working group has been established to develop a design strategy addressing the issues described above. The working group meanwhile has made considerable pro-gress. First results are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages745-750
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventEUROCK 2016: Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future - Hotel Perissia, Ürgüp, Turkey
Duration: 29 Aug 201631 Aug 2016

Conference

ConferenceEUROCK 2016
CountryTurkey
CityÜrgüp
Period29/08/1631/08/16

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Tunnels
Bearings (structural)
Rocks
Geomechanics
Underground structures
Safety factor
Excavation
Acoustic waves

Keywords

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

    Fields of Expertise

    • Sustainable Systems

    Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

    • Application

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    Schubert, W., Brandtner, M., Marcher, T., Radoncic, N., & Schweiger, H. (2016). Design methodology for tunnels. 745-750. Paper presented at EUROCK 2016, Ürgüp, Turkey.

    Design methodology for tunnels. / Schubert, Wulf; Brandtner, Markus; Marcher, Thomas; Radoncic, Nedim; Schweiger, Helmut.

    2016. 745-750 Paper presented at EUROCK 2016, Ürgüp, Turkey.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

    Schubert, W, Brandtner, M, Marcher, T, Radoncic, N & Schweiger, H 2016, 'Design methodology for tunnels' Paper presented at EUROCK 2016, Ürgüp, Turkey, 29/08/16 - 31/08/16, pp. 745-750.
    Schubert W, Brandtner M, Marcher T, Radoncic N, Schweiger H. Design methodology for tunnels. 2016. Paper presented at EUROCK 2016, Ürgüp, Turkey.
    Schubert, Wulf ; Brandtner, Markus ; Marcher, Thomas ; Radoncic, Nedim ; Schweiger, Helmut. / Design methodology for tunnels. Paper presented at EUROCK 2016, Ürgüp, Turkey.6 p.
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