Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
180102006103TUNNEL CONSTRUCTIONElective365
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Equipping students with up to date and real world knowledge on techniques and technologies of tunnel excavation.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi M. Salih Bayraktutan
Learning Outcomes
1Learning technical and economical evaluation methods for feasible tunnel design under various underground conditions
2Learning technical and economical evaluation methods for feasible tunnel design under various underground conditions
3Learning methods for estimating various soil and rock parameters
4Learning methods for estimating various soil and rock parameters
5Learning tunneling technologies with up to date and real world examples
6Learning tunneling technologies with up to date and real world examples
7Gaining knowledge on the features of tunnel boring machines
8Gaining knowledge on the features of tunnel boring machines
9Gaining knowledge on the subjects of planning and implementation of tunnel projects
10Gaining knowledge on the subjects of planning and implementation of tunnel projects
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction / Tunnels and Geological Formation / General Examination of Rock Engineering Properties of Soil and its Surrounding Area / Geometrical and Technical Features of Tunnel Projects / Tunnel Excavation Methods / Construction Site Safety and Health Issues in Tunnels / Calculation of Tunnel Project Costs.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction: Features of tunnel projects, type of tunnels.
2Engineering geology in tunnel projects, investigations for tunnels.
3General outlook on stability of tunnels, behavior of face, root and invert.
4Soil and rock mass classifications, stability and support pressure estimations, examples.
5Soil and rock mass classifications, stability and support pressure estimations, examples.
6Tunnel excavation: Drill + blasting.
7Tunnel excavation + support systems: TBM (Tunneling machines).
8Mid-term exam
9Tunnel excavation + support systems: Examples, sample projects.
10Subsidence and deformations around tunneling excavation
11Ventilation systems in tunnel projects.
12Water ingress, pumps and examples.
13General outlook on cost of tunnel projects.
14General outlook on cost of tunnel projects.
Recommended or Required Reading
1) Ders notları / Lecture notes (Ergin Arıoğlu) 2) Arıoğlu, Ergin, “Kaya Mekaniği Ders Notları”, İ.T.Ü. Maden Mühendisliği Bölümü, 1995. 3) Bozkurt, M. “Tüneller, Ders Notları”, 2. Baskı, İTÜ İnşaat Fakültesi Ders Notları, İTÜ İnşaat Fakültesi Matbaası, 1987 4) JSCE, Japanese Standard forMountain Tunneling, The Fifth Edition, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Tokyo, 1996.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Self Study14684
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)156
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