hard rock tunnel boring advance rate and cutter wear

Analysis of the EPB-TBM Excavation Parameters Used in a

Keywords Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Type Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), performance parameters, thrust force, torque, excavation rate. 1. Introduction . machines can be also used in hard rock conditions with suitable cutter head design and muck transportation units. A schematic If the screw conveyor is wear out rapidly and excavation

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Hardrock Tunnel Boring Machines Bernhard Maidl

Jun 10, 2008Hardrock Tunnel Boring Machines by Bernhard Maidl, 9783433016763, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Hardrock Tunnel Boring Machines Bernhard Maidl 9783433016763 We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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OUTLINE University of Washington

6. Average advance rate in soft ground ~ 30 feet / day 7. Average advance rate in hard rock ~ 50 feet / day 8. Average advance rate in soft rock ~ 100-200 feet / day 9. Cost of 20 ft diameter EPB Tunnel Boring Machine ~$8M 10. Cost of twin 20 ft diameter lined tunnels ~ $15-$20K / ft

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Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology

of hard rock tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in new tunneling pro- Drilling Rate Index (DRI), Bit Wear Index (BWI) and Cutter Life Index (CLI), Porosity, and other parameters Cutter thrust, cutter spacing, cutter diameter Penetration rate, advance rate, utilization factor, tunnel cost Determination of

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5. Rock Excavation Tools The National Academies Press

The development of the disk cutter by Robbins in the 1980s was a major breakthrough because it allowed much higher cutter-rock contact loads and much higher TBM advance rates in hard rock. RD on advanced TBM cutters is needed to develop improved cutter materials and longer-life bearings.

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Hard Rock Tunnel Boring ntnuopen.ntnu.no

Collecting, normalising and analysing of rock samples, machine performance data and cutter wear data. The thesis work has not been focused on basic principles, theoretical modelling or laboratory experiments of rock cutting with disc cutters, although observations and results from field studies are presented and analysed in .

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A New Concept for Selective Mechanical Mining of

suit the soft rock mining community, Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM's) have developed into excavators which can advance through hard rock at very fast rates. The ability to excavate hard rock is due to the use of rolling cutters. Large, single disc cutters have developed into the most efficient and economic rolling cutters for hard rock TBM's.

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CREG EPB

Two Tunnel Boring Machines supplied by CREG have excavated two tunnels with a boring diameter of 6,67m in water saturated sandy mudstone, schistose mudstone, highly weathered mudstone as well as alluvium with a maximum advance rate of more than 345m/month.

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Utilizing rock mass properties for predicting TBM

May 01, 2008Utilizing rock mass properties for predicting TBM performance in hard rock condition Utilizing rock mass properties for predicting TBM performance in hard rock condition Yagiz, Saffet 2008-05-01 000000 The key parameters on the estimation of tunnel-boring machine (TBM) performance are rock strength, toughness, discontinuity in rock mass, type of TBM and its

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MICROTUNNEL IN BIRMINGHAM ROCK

In a mixed-face and mixed-reach tunnel the MTBM cutter-wheel is selected for its ability to deal with the hardest rock in the drive. This can often slow the tunnel excavation through the softer ground, as evident on this project. A hard rock cutter wheel with 14 disk cutters was chosen to handle the hard

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EOSC 547 Tunnelling Underground Design

EOSC 547 Tunnelling Underground Design Topic 5 Hard Weak Rock Tunnelling 2 of 59 Tunnelling Grad Class (2017) Dr. Erik Eberhardt Tunnel Excavation in Rock It is instructive to consider the fundamental objective of the excavation process which is to remove rock

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MasterRoc ABR 7 master-builders-solutions.basf.uk

MasterRoc ABR 7 Anti-abrasion and dust-reducing agent for hard rock tunnel boring machines How does MasterRoc ABR 7 work? MasterRoc ABR 7 liquid foaming agent is specifically designed to reduce abrasive wear to the cutting tools in tunnel boring machines (TBM), and to substantially reduce dust formation during excavation. It lowers inner friction and abrasiveness of the face at the cutterhead

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Tunneling Machines of Today and Tomorrow

Rock constituents also will affect cutter life and cost. Rock containing a large per centage of quartz will wear cutters faster than that having predominantly a less abra sive mineral such as calcite. Figure 3. Hard rock boring machine 20 ft in diameter that bored 7,800 ft in BART Tunnel at 60 ft per day.

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Failure Mechanisms in Cutter Tools for Tunnel Boring CORE

The goal was to map fracture mechanisms on TBM cutters with different reason of change, position on the cutter head and rock mass involved. Testing was performed on samples from a full scale TBM and from a novel test method for cutter wear assessments on hard rock tunnel boring recently developed by

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PREDICTING TBM PENETRATION RATES IN SELECTED

The capability to predict how a TBM machine will perform (advance rates, cutter costs, and TBM utilization) under the particular conditions of a tunnel contract is of utmost importance to a contractor before he makes his bid. Rock properties are the single most important factors affecting tunneling rates and cutter costs.

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Macias F.J. Hard Rock Tunnel Boring Performance

Hard rock tunnel boring involves major investments and high levels of geological risk, which require reliable performance predictions and cutter life assessments. Hard rock tunnel boring leads the interaction between the rock mass and the machine, which is a process of great complexity.

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HARD ROCK TBMs tunnelingshortcourse

HARD ROCK TBM TYPES Main-Beam (open, gripper) Single Shield Double Shield. Can erect lining while boring High advance rates Can operate as a Single Shield in poor ground High advance rates CUTTER WEAR AND REPLACEMENT. NORMAL WEAR VERY HARD ABRASIVE ROCK

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Engineering geological studies used for redesigning and

The Chamshir water conveyance tunnel (CWCT) with a length of 7.4 km and boring diameter of 5.3 m is excavated using a refurbished single shield TBM, initially designed to work in hard rock formations. This study focuses on engineering geological issues, which are important for checking the suitability of this machine and proposing required modifications for improving its performance in soft rock.

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Disc Cutter Wear Prediction Method of Hard Rock TBM

Disc cutter is the core component for TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) to break the rock. Due to the tremendous pressure when propelling and friction with the rock face, disc cutter wears fast. Huge consumption and frequent replacement of disc cutter have been the main factors which restrict the excavation efficiency and construction cost of hard

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Chapter 52

Chapter 52 HARD ROCK TUNNEL BORING PREDICTION AND FIELD PERFORMANCE by Bjrn Nilsen1 and Levent 0zdemir2 lProfessor, drg., Norwegian Institute The method for evaluating cutter wear is slightly advance rates for the TsW2- and AL-tuffs as functions of

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Technologies TBM

Technologies TBM Highly efficient products optimize TBM performance. The MasterRoc product range offers a single source of solutions for shielded TBM (tunnel boring machine) excavation in soft ground and hard rock, increasing TBM advance rate and improving operational efficiency. MasterRoc SLF range of ground conditioning foams give maximum efficiency for every soil type encountered

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Tunnelling underground design (Topic5-hard weak rock

Jun 13, 2015Tunnelling underground design (Topic5-hard weak rock tunnelling) 1. 1 1 of 59 Tunnelling Grad Class (2015) Dr. Erik Eberhardt EOSC 547 Tunnelling Underground Design Topic 5 Hard Weak Rock Tunnelling 2 of 59 Tunnelling Grad Class (2015) Dr. Erik Eberhardt Tunnel Excavation in Rock It is instructive to consider the fundamental objective of the excavation process

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hard-rock cutting Archives International Mining

Taking a hard rock cutting unit, E6 can supply the PCD material on its own, the whole component, the pick or the disc cutter, whatever the customer wants, but primarily E6 is a materials expert. Bening told IM "Today there is a lot of advanced testing and fine tuning using our PCD in the cutting tools of the latest hard rock cutting mining

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Microtunneling in Rock Fact or Fiction?

results. The rock was hard and abrasive, causing rapid wear and damage to the cutting tools before most drives could be completed. The microtunnel tunnel boring machines (MTBMs) at that time did not allow face access to change the cutting tools during the drive. The contractors who attempted

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Yagiz, S. SPE

Even though numerous researchers have been performed on this issue, there is no universally acceptable approach to generalize the effect of intact rock properties, geological and rock mass conditions on the performance of tunnel boring machine and to estimate the rate of penetration.

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