Numerical Simulation in Tunnelling

  • Gernot Beer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Gernot Beer
    Pages 1-5
  3. Thomas Reichl, Bernhard Mathis, Gernot Beer
    Pages 47-59
  4. Christian Hellmich, Roman Lackner, Herbert Mang
    Pages 61-81
  5. Roman Lackner, Yvonne Spira, Christian Pichler, Herbert A. Mang
    Pages 83-116
  6. Qiang Yang, Gunter Swoboda, Dean Zhao, Franz Laabmayr
    Pages 117-159
  7. Zhihai Xiang, Gunter Swoboda, Zhangzhi Cen
    Pages 161-200
  8. Jürgen Macht, Roman Lackner, Christian Hellmich, Herbert A. Mang
    Pages 225-248
  9. Stephan Semprich, Yannick Scheid, Jens Gattermann
    Pages 249-301
  10. Gerhard Öttl, Rudolf F. Stark, Robert Stelzer, Günter Hofstetter
    Pages 303-351
  11. Helmut F. Schweiger, Hartmut Schuller
    Pages 353-389
  12. Gernot Opriessnig, Gernot Beer
    Pages 391-426
  13. Harald Golser, Wulf Schubert
    Pages 427-473
  14. Gernot Beer
    Pages 475-477

About this book


For many years the Austrian tunneling industry has demanded that research is urgently required to establish a theoretical basis for the New Austrian TUnneling Method and to assist site engineers in the often difficult day to day decisions. In particular it was felt that numerical models need to be improved considerably in order to be able to act as useful tools in predicting soil/rock mass behavior during tunneling. The required improvement not only refers to the quality of the models but also to their ease of use. As long as an experienced modeler is required to spend days in preparing the input and in interpreting the results the models will not be useful at the tunnel site. It is heartening therefore that a group of scientists in Austria has come together to attempt to tackle this challenging task. The initiative has been supported in a number of ways by the Austrian tunneling industry. All Aus­ trian companies associated with tunneling sent representatives to the man­ agement advisory board, which ensured that the research carried out in the project, was of benefit to the industry. The Austrian Geomechanics Society sponsored the project with a considerable amount, which was mainly used to cover site costs. HL-AG and OSAG, as well as the joint ventures allowed access to tunnel sites thereby making it possible to test new developments.


environment finite element method geology model modeling rock mechanics safety shells simulation simulation and modelling traffic

Editors and affiliations

  • Gernot Beer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für BaustatikTechnische Universität GrazGrazAustria

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