Tunnel segmental lining design course

(26 student reviews)

Online course

50 hours / 6 weeks

Dates: 8th of July to 19th of August

Standard Unemployed Or Student
$313 $248

Introduction

Every year thousands of kilometres of tunnel are lined with precast concrete segmental tunnel linings. Success of these tunnel projects depends on the linings being safe and easy to construct, watertight, and able to resist loads from ground and water, as well as the loads imposed by the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). Being precast elements, there is no opportunity to change the design once construction begins, so all these elements have to be carefully designed into the lining from the outset.

As well as an understanding of all permanent load conditions, good design requires an understanding of the TBM, contractors’ expertise and preferences, segment manufacturing process, storage, and handling. When designing for these conditions the designer must also ensure that all fixtures and fittings used to aid the erection of a robust linings – such as bolts, dowels, and gaskets – are sufficient to fulfil their role over the expected range of construction and operating conditions.

Objectives

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the basic concepts of the design of precast segmental tunnel linings, covering all the above areas, including:

  • Manufacture
  • Storage and transportation
  • Erection in the tail shield of the TBM
  • TBM advance, ram loads, and grouting
  • Permanent loads
  • Ring design
  • Joint design
  • Bolt and gasket design

At the end of the course, students will have sufficient knowledge to undertake a simple segmental lining design, or to engage in more complex designs under the direction of more experienced designers. They will also be aware of some of the common errors in design that can result in poor performance that often leads to problems building, damage, and loss of waterproofing, as well as how to avoid them.

Module 1: Introduction to precast concrete linings for TBM tunnels

  • – Brief history of segmental linings and their types
  • – Description of modern TBMs and the main features of their operation
  • – Description of the segmental lining erection process

Module 2: The anatomy of a segmental lining

  • – Segment life cycle
  • – Basic characteristics of the ring
  • – Ring taper
  • – Joints and joint detailing
  • – Connections
  • – Critical issues for productivity in ring erection

Module 3: Ground and other loads

  • – Establishing ground loads in soil
  • – Establishing ground loads in rock
  • – Other internal and external loads
  • – Stacking and handling

Module 4: Lining analysis

  • – Closed form solutions
  • – Bedded beam
  • – Finite element
  • – Modelling connections between elements
  • – Checking capacity (moment-thrust)
  • – Selecting critical sections

Module 5: Joint design

  • – Longitudinal joint design – rotation
  • – Longitudinal joint design – contact length and bursting stresses
  • – Circumferential joints

Module 6: Bolts and gaskets

  • – Gaskets
  • – Bolts
  • – Segment detailing

Anthony Harding

  • – Anthony Harding has over twenty years’ experience in the design of segmental linings, mainly working with contractors to achieve cost-effective, constructible designs.
  • – He has been involved in a number of innovations and firsts including the introduction of steel fibre reinforced concrete segmental linings into new countries, design of the world’s largest steel fibre reinforced linings, and the design of linings in tension using conventional spear bolts and dowels.
  • – Anthony is passionate about segmental tunnel linings and helping inexperienced engineers master the topic.
  • – He has given courses in Segmental Lining design both internally within his company (Jacobs) and externally through universities.
  • – He is actively involved in International Tunnelling Association Working Group 2, where he contributes his knowledge in segmental tunnel linings, and regularly publishes and speaks on the topic around the world.

The course is delivered online through our easy-to-use Virtual Campus platform. For this course, a variety of content is provided including:

– eLearning materials
– Videos
– Interactive multimedia content
– Live webinar classes
– Texts and technical articles
– Case studies
– Assignments and evaluation exercises

Students can download the materials and work through the course at their own pace. We regularly update this course to ensure the latest news and state-of-the-art developments are covered, and your knowledge of the subject is current.

Live webinars form part of our course delivery. These allow students and tutors to go through the course materials, exchange ideas and knowledge, and solve problems together in a virtual classroom setting. Students can also make use of the platform’s forum, a meeting point to interact with tutors and other students.

The tutoring system is managed by email. Students can email the tutor with any questions about the course and the tutor will be happy to help.

This course is aimed at civil or geotechnical engineers. A basic understanding of geotechnical theory (including the difference between effective and total stresses) and structural mechanics (bending moments, axial forces, shear forces) is essential, but more complex concepts will be briefly explained with references to additional material to allow students to obtain a deeper understanding if desired.

Once a student finishes the course and successfully completes the assignments and evaluation tests, they are sent an accreditation certificate. The certificate is issued by Ingeoexpert to verify that the student has passed the course. It is a digital certificate that is unique and tamper-proof – it is protected by Blockchain technology. This means it is possible for anyone to check that it is an authentic, original document.

You will be able to download the certificate in an electronic format from the Virtual Campus platform. The certificate can be forwarded by email, shared on social networks, and embedded on websites. To see an example, click here.

Given the volume of tunnel constructed using TBMs and precast concrete segmental linings, segmental lining design is one of the key skills that a well rounded tunnel engineer should master. This course provides the essential knowledge for budding tunnel designers, as well as design mangers and project managers looking to understand the issues that their designers must solve.

Introduction

Every year thousands of kilometres of tunnel are lined with precast concrete segmental tunnel linings. Success of these tunnel projects depends on the linings being safe and easy to construct, watertight, and able to resist loads from ground and water, as well as the loads imposed by the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). Being precast elements, there is no opportunity to change the design once construction begins, so all these elements have to be carefully designed into the lining from the outset.

As well as an understanding of all permanent load conditions, good design requires an understanding of the TBM, contractors’ expertise and preferences, segment manufacturing process, storage, and handling. When designing for these conditions the designer must also ensure that all fixtures and fittings used to aid the erection of a robust linings – such as bolts, dowels, and gaskets – are sufficient to fulfil their role over the expected range of construction and operating conditions.

Objectives

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the basic concepts of the design of precast segmental tunnel linings, covering all the above areas, including:

  • Manufacture
  • Storage and transportation
  • Erection in the tail shield of the TBM
  • TBM advance, ram loads, and grouting
  • Permanent loads
  • Ring design
  • Joint design
  • Bolt and gasket design

At the end of the course, students will have sufficient knowledge to undertake a simple segmental lining design, or to engage in more complex designs under the direction of more experienced designers. They will also be aware of some of the common errors in design that can result in poor performance that often leads to problems building, damage, and loss of waterproofing, as well as how to avoid them.

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Module 1: Introduction to precast concrete linings for TBM tunnels

  • – Brief history of segmental linings and their types
  • – Description of modern TBMs and the main features of their operation
  • – Description of the segmental lining erection process

Module 2: The anatomy of a segmental lining

  • – Segment life cycle
  • – Basic characteristics of the ring
  • – Ring taper
  • – Joints and joint detailing
  • – Connections
  • – Critical issues for productivity in ring erection

Module 3: Ground and other loads

  • – Establishing ground loads in soil
  • – Establishing ground loads in rock
  • – Other internal and external loads
  • – Stacking and handling

Module 4: Lining analysis

  • – Closed form solutions
  • – Bedded beam
  • – Finite element
  • – Modelling connections between elements
  • – Checking capacity (moment-thrust)
  • – Selecting critical sections

Module 5: Joint design

  • – Longitudinal joint design – rotation
  • – Longitudinal joint design – contact length and bursting stresses
  • – Circumferential joints

Module 6: Bolts and gaskets

  • – Gaskets
  • – Bolts
  • – Segment detailing

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Anthony Harding

  • – Anthony Harding has over twenty years’ experience in the design of segmental linings, mainly working with contractors to achieve cost-effective, constructible designs.
  • – He has been involved in a number of innovations and firsts including the introduction of steel fibre reinforced concrete segmental linings into new countries, design of the world’s largest steel fibre reinforced linings, and the design of linings in tension using conventional spear bolts and dowels.
  • – Anthony is passionate about segmental tunnel linings and helping inexperienced engineers master the topic.
  • – He has given courses in Segmental Lining design both internally within his company (Jacobs) and externally through universities.
  • – He is actively involved in International Tunnelling Association Working Group 2, where he contributes his knowledge in segmental tunnel linings, and regularly publishes and speaks on the topic around the world.

Read more

The course is delivered online through our easy-to-use Virtual Campus platform. For this course, a variety of content is provided including:

– eLearning materials
– Videos
– Interactive multimedia content
– Live webinar classes
– Texts and technical articles
– Case studies
– Assignments and evaluation exercises

Students can download the materials and work through the course at their own pace. We regularly update this course to ensure the latest news and state-of-the-art developments are covered, and your knowledge of the subject is current.

Live webinars form part of our course delivery. These allow students and tutors to go through the course materials, exchange ideas and knowledge, and solve problems together in a virtual classroom setting. Students can also make use of the platform’s forum, a meeting point to interact with tutors and other students.

The tutoring system is managed by email. Students can email the tutor with any questions about the course and the tutor will be happy to help.

Read more

This course is aimed at civil or geotechnical engineers. A basic understanding of geotechnical theory (including the difference between effective and total stresses) and structural mechanics (bending moments, axial forces, shear forces) is essential, but more complex concepts will be briefly explained with references to additional material to allow students to obtain a deeper understanding if desired.

Read more

Once a student finishes the course and successfully completes the assignments and evaluation tests, they are sent an accreditation certificate. The certificate is issued by Ingeoexpert to verify that the student has passed the course. It is a digital certificate that is unique and tamper-proof – it is protected by Blockchain technology. This means it is possible for anyone to check that it is an authentic, original document.

You will be able to download the certificate in an electronic format from the Virtual Campus platform. The certificate can be forwarded by email, shared on social networks, and embedded on websites. To see an example, click here.

Read more

Given the volume of tunnel constructed using TBMs and precast concrete segmental linings, segmental lining design is one of the key skills that a well rounded tunnel engineer should master. This course provides the essential knowledge for budding tunnel designers, as well as design mangers and project managers looking to understand the issues that their designers must solve.

Read more

26 reviews for Tunnel segmental lining design course

  1. Sin Ping Chan

    This is a fantastic course worth everyone working in TBM tunnelling to participate.

  2. Hooman Dabirmanesh

    This was a very informative course and Anthony was an excellent and expert in the subject.The coure with Anthony is highly recommended. It is invaluable.

  3. JERRIN JOSE SAJAN

    This course is really good for one who is engaged in TBM tunnelling. Got all the aspects of geometry of segments, the forces considered for the design, advantages and disadvantages of various types of segments. Loved the fact that Antony related all aspects with his own project experiences made it more engaging. I would recommend this course for all who is really interested in TBM tunnelling.

  4. Frieda Lange

    Fantastic combination of online lectures, live webinars for Q&A and practical exercises!

  5. Cetin Sahin

    This was an exceptional course, very well organized, thoroughly detailed in every aspect of segment design and thought by a renowned expert in this field. I’ve really enjoyed the course and I am thankful to Anthony Harding for his time and effort for sharing his valuable experience.

  6. Zhenyi Ye

    This is the best course of segmental lining design, with abundant knowledges and details provided. It is easy to understand the whole design practice and convert the knowledge to your own skills.

  7. José Miguel Vielma Valls

    Very useful for tunnel engineers.

  8. Jurij Karlovsek

    Extremely knowledgable, academically skilled and well-spoken lecturer. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in TBM segmental lining design.

  9. David Andrews

    I was already familiar with many aspects of the course, but it allowed me to go in to much greater detail. From initial segment detailed design, through to segment storage, and then tunnel construction.

  10. Marcos Roman

    This course is extremely useful for those working in the tunnelling industry. Going from basic concepts to the technical design, storage and assembly of the precast lining, it gives you an in-depth approach.

    Really well-organised by the lecturer.

  11. Thiago Dias

    The course was extremely important for my career. All the topics were completely explained with examples and comments. I would like to highlight the organization of the course into 6 modules very well split up and the webinars where was possible to go deeper into each topic adding and sharing more information with other students. The tutor has remarkable experience in the design of the segmental lining and it made the course so easy to navigate, understand and enjoyable.

  12. LEONG YEW PING

    The lectures, notes and exercises are informative, well-structured and useful for practical applications. Webinars are particularly interesting where students from all around the world exchange knowledge and local practices among professor and students. In a nutshell, a great course with fruitful takeaways.

  13. Marceli Granja

    The course was very well organised and I really liked the way Anthony explained all the details, and shared his rich experiences with us. I would recommend this course to all tunnelers lovers.

  14. Dax Ventura

    Love the way the course have been structured.

  15. Rasit Emre Cakir

    I am highly impressed with the course content and the user-friendly online platform provided by the website. The instructor (Anthony) is truly inspiring and reflects his high experience in the field.

  16. Leon Hedwig

    The course given by Dr. Harding provided a great learning experience for the design of segmental lining tunnels. The lectures were kept very interesting and followed a clear structure, can only recommend this course!

  17. Vaishnavi Sanap

    All the courses on this platform are very well structured, these helped us both in our academic and professional life. Will forever keep the notes and the course materials of the course as golden book. Thanks.

  18. Arjun Shivasami

    The content of the course and the wholistic overview of the subject matter has given me the end to end understanding of segmental lining design.

  19. Navid Yeganeh

    Awesome course so as to understand and digest fundamental construction information and design concepts in the realm of TBM tunnels.

  20. Muhammad Haikal Razman

    This is the go-to course for Tunnel Engineers!

  21. Yumeng Zhang

    The course, presented by a well-delivered lecturer, gave me a lot of knowledge of the tunnel industry.

  22. Anna Sidorova

    Course good organized and provide high quality tecnical information.

  23. Fernando Ceballos Martínez

    Very interesting course, with very well-organized content and a lot of useful references. The exercise is prepared to assimilate all the concepts described in the modules. I would absolutely recommend it!

  24. Sue Xin Poo

    The course was systematically structured and multiple examples were given from relevant projects to guide our understanding. After this course, I have gained confidence to design TBM tunnel linings.

  25. Jashan Joshi

    Excellent course content and delivery. I highly recommend the course if segmental lining design is of interest.

  26. Nicolás Díez Cruz

    The course is very well structured and I highly recommend it to any professional related with the TBM tunnelling industry or interested in joining it. Anthony is a great professor, everything is he teaches is very clear, but if there are any queries or questions, he is always open to help. I fell very happy with the course and what I learnt from it.

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