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AF2608 Tunnel Engineering 6.0 credits

When the course is done , those students taking part shall be able to:

Design tunnels, rock support and grouting and evaluate the most important issues in the procedure

Evaluate tunnel excavtion method from technical and production aspects

Analyse cost and time for ordinary tunnels based on risks and construction management principles

Carry out a basic design of tunnel ventilation

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AF2608 (Autumn 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Engineering geology
  • Tunnnel blasting
  • Tunnel Boring Machine
  • Tunnel support
  • Tunnel ventilation
  • Grouting
  • Enviromental issues
  • Tunnel cost, time and planning
  • Tunnel contract
  • Construction mangement
  • Risk analysis

Intended learning outcomes

When the course is done, those students taking part shall be able to:

Design tunnels, rock support and grouting and evaluate the most important issues in the procedure

Evaluate tunnel excavtion method from technical and production aspects

Analyse cost and time for ordinary tunnels based on risks and construction management principles

Carry out a basic design of tunnel ventilation

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

At least 120 credits academic studies in Engineering, Science, or Planning including documented proficiency in English B or equivalent (TOEFL, IELTS  e g).

AF 2602 Rock Mechanics

Recommended prerequisites

AF 2602 Rock Mechanics

Equipment

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Literature

  • Hoek and Brown: Underground excavtion of rock
  • Palmström and Stille: Rock Engineering

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

  • Ten1-examination, 4.5 hp
  • Övn1-exercises, 3.0 hp

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AF2608

Offered by

ABE/Soil- and Rock Mechanics

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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