publication . Conference object . 2010

Factors influencing performance of hard rock tunnel boring machines

Saffet Yagiz; Rostami, J.; Kim, T.; Ozdemir, L.; Merguerian, C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Country: Turkey
Intact rock properties together with rock mass characteristics should be well investigated for selection of proper tunnel boring machine (TBM) for tunneling in various ground conditions. This is due to the significant impact of rock mass characteristics on machine performance. TBMs are site specific and designed for optimal performance in given ground conditions. When selected and put to work at a specific site, TBM parameters including thrust and power are the controlling factors for excavation rate. These two parameters along with rock properties and rock mass characteristics converge to define the operating point of a machine. To investigate the factors influ...
free text keywords: Colorado School of Mines, Controlling factors, Ground conditions, Hard rocks, Intact rocks, New York , USA, New zealand, On-machines, Operating points, Optimal performance, Penetration rates, Rock mass, Rock mass characteristics, Rock mass properties, Rock properties, Significant impacts, Site-specific, Specific sites, Tailrace tunnel, TBM performance prediction models, Tunnel boring machines, Tunnel projects, Two parameter, Water tunnel, Boring machines (machine tools), Construction equipment, Mathematical models, Rock mechanics, Rocks, Tunneling (excavation), Tunneling machines, Earth boring machines
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