An evaluation of fine grained sedimentary materials in terms of geotechnical parameters which define and control excavation performance of EPB TBM's

Tokgoz N., BINEN I. S., Avunduk E.

TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE TECHNOLOGY, vol.47, pp.211-221, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Studies have been conducted on Istanbul-Buyukcekmece Waste Water Tunnel route in order to determine the influence of plastic behavior and adhesion potential of fine grained clayey sedimentary soils as well as the lump form effect on the EPB-TBM's excavation performance. This research was designed to develop data modelling methodology for a risk assessment of excavating in form of lumps, the adhesion problem on the metal surfaces, and clogging.