Compensation Grouting

Compensation Grouting - This research aims to improve the design process for compensation grouting by investigating a number of fully monitored compaction grouting projects that have been and are being conducted.

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Computational Back-Analysis

Computational models are powerful tools in the performance-based engineering analysis and design of underground construction. However, the key problem in using computational models is the paucity of reliable information on site geology, soil and rock properties and in situ stresses.

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EPB Soil Conditioning

Proper conditioning of soil during earth pressure balance (EPB) TBM tunneling is critical to providing proper face support, minimizing ground deformation, and enabling efficient production and sustainable use of excavated soil.

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Ground Vision

Ground Vision: Improving Site Characterization through Advances in Nondestructive Imaging - In this research, we are advancing the integration of nondestructive geophysical techniques with geotechnical exploration to better characterize ground conditions.

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Intelligent Underground

Intelligent Underground: Learning from Data - In this research, we are advancing methodologies that can learn from data collected within a project and use the findings to modify design and construction as the project proceeds.

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Surface-Groundwater-Tunnel Inflow Modeling

Ground-water inflow into tunnels is a critical factor for tunnel excavation, support and long-term performance. Accurate prediction of expected flow zones and flow rates can dictate the success or failure of a project.

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