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STUVA Conference programme published:

Lectures on the topic of Tunnelling

International Major Projects

  • First Experiences with Double Shield TBM Tunnelling on the Follo Line Project
  • Metro Line Cityringen Copenhagen
  • Ceneri Base Tunnel
  • Construction of Ismalia Road Tunnels
  • Västlänken Rail Tunnel, New Cross City Link Beneath Göteborg City Centre
  • Semmering Base Tunnel

BIM, Digitalisation, Monitoring

  • BIM Use at Sydney Metro
  • BIM at the Franken Expressway Road Tunnel Project
  • Groundwater Management at the Metro Line Cityringen Copenhagen
  • Holistic Planning Process for Producing a Deep Construction Pit

Updates to Codes of Practice

  • Abrasiveness of Soft Grounds and Establishing Homogeneous Areas
  • In Situ Aged Sealing Membranes for Road Tunnels

Combined Construction Methods

  • Schwarzkopf Tunnel Bypass Link
  • Eppenberg Tunnel: Convertible Rock and Mixshield TBM
  • Oberau Road Tunnel: Drill+Blast Drive, Compensation Grouting, Thallium
  • Caverns at the South Bypass Visp Road Tunnel

Mechanised Tunnelling

  • Innovative Hybrid Shield Application in Rio de Janeiro
  • Gas Pipeline Replacement Project Humber Crossing
  • Special Features of TBM Major Projects in Soft Ground in Miami and Seattle
  • Prognosis of Dispersion of Ultrafine Grain
  • Comparing Variable Driving and Engineering Concepts on the Wendlingen–Ulm Route

New Developments in Segment Linings

  • Thomson Line, Metro Tunnelling in Singapore
  • Steelfibre-reinforced Segmental Lining: Proof of Durability
  • Drained Segment Construction Method with Permeable Annular Gap Grouting

Ground Freezing

  • Rastatt Tunnel
  • Emscher Interceptor: Sealing Block Using Freezing Method
  • U5 Berlin: Disassembling two TBM Shields in the Vicinity of Freezing
  • New Albula Tunnel II

Tunnelling in swelling Soils

  • Gotschna Tunnel: Repairing Unexpected Heaves Induced by Swelling
  • Third Belchen Tunnel Tube: Tunnelling and Structure
  • Stuttgart 21: More than 15 km of Tunnel in Anhydrite

Underground Construction in the Regio

  • Karlsruhe Combined Solution: Trenchless Drive with Shotcreting
  • Stuttgart–Ulm Major Project: Albabstieg Tunnel in Karst Rock
  • Special Features when Building the New Staatsgalerie Urban Rail Station in Stuttgart
  • Tests on Non-Standard Waterstops to Gain an Individual Approval


Lectures on the topics of Tunnel Operation

Metro/Urban Railway/Station Operation

  • Impact of Urban Planning on the Design and Operation of Stations and Interchange Hubs
  • Modern Station Architecture and its Influence on User Behaviour
  • Performance Upgrading of Existing Metro Lines and Stations
  • Automatic Metros in Nuremberg and Worldwide
  • Saving of the Energy Regained from Braking Processes
  • Environmental and Climate Protection, Economy During Operation

Safety in Road Tunnels

  • Improved Tunnel Safety Through a Resilient Tunnel Concept
  • Tank Trailer Fire in the Skatestraum Subsea Road Tunnel
  • Application Limits for Release Procedures and Restrictions through Traffic Management Technology in Road Tunnels
  • Assuring Safe Operation of Road Tunnels in Stuttgart

Maintenance and saving Energy

  • Putting the Gotthard Basis Tunnel into Operation
  • Cooling Technical Rooms in Rail Tunnels to Reduce Maintenance
  • Working towards a Zero Energy Tunnel
  • Assessment of the Energy Efficiency of Road Tunnels

Road Tunnel Ventilation

  • Eco-friendly Ventilation for the Central Wan Chai Bypass Road Tunnel, Hong Kong
  • Tunnel Ventilation Dampers – Experiences, Challenges and Development

Tunnel Planning, Rehabilitation

  • System Engineering Methods for Complex Tunnel Projects
  • Status Report 2017 by the STUVA Working Group on Maintenance, Partial Renovation and New Construction
  • Rehabilitation Measures and Necessary Retrofitting for Stations and Tunnels

Tunnel Doors

  • Doors in Tunnels
  • Dynamic Analyses for Developing Tunnel Doors for the ÖBB

Rescue Concepts

  • Fehmarn Belt Tunnel: Safety Concepts and Strategies
  • Depicting human Behaviour in Risk Models for Tunnel Fires
  • Tunnel Fire Heinenoord Road Tunnel, The Netherlands
  • Accessible Self-Rescue in Tunnel according to BOStrab (Light Rail Transit System Regulations)
  • Effects of Electromobility on Self and 3rd-party Rescue from Tunnels

Transport Tunnels and Geothermics

  • Web-based Simulation Application for Economic Feasibility Studies
  • Rosenstein Road Tunnel: Use of heat loss from the operating center in connection with geothermal energy
  • Choosing a Highway Tunnel for Economic Underground Water Utilisation

IT Security

  • Digital Video Technology for Monitoring Road Tunnels
  • Enhancing Cyber Security of Tunnel Control Centres

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