Tunnel Boring Machine Selection in Railway Project
Corresponding Author : Debela Deme
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
Email ID : Debela.Deme@gmail.com
Received : 2020-04-12 Accepted : 2020-05-02 Published : 2020-05-02
Abstract : Tunnelling was an approach used to excavate and construct tunnel. Most engineers agree that tunnel length, tunnel cross section, tunnel depth, geotechnical condition and level of water table were the most probable factor governs the selection of tunnel boring machine or tunnelling approach. The main purpose of this case study was examining and selecting tunnel boring machine for specified railway project for specified area. The studies use Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) for further analysis weight and compare the factors and alternatives. In order to undertake proper tunnelling; data collected by engineers on factors govern tunnel boring machine selection can be used as raw input for the analysis of weight of effective factor and influences stability factor. Weight of effective factor for TPM Gripper and Road Header in line with factor of govern tunnel boring machine selection was (0.145, 0.187, 0.187, 0.287, 0.217) and (0.22, 0.194, 0.152, 0.205, 0.229) respectively. Total sum of influences of suitability rating for TBM Gripper and Road Header were 7.0165 and 6.942 respectively. Machine with maximum value of influences of suitability rating was selected for tunnelling. As a result; TBM Gripper with 7.0165 influences of suitability rating considered as tunnel boring machine for the project area.
Keywords : Tunnelling; Soil; Analytical Hierarchy Process; Weight of effective factor; Influences of suitability rating
Citation : Debela Deme (2020). Tunnel Boring Machine Selection in Railway Project. J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology, V7I4.04. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.3782374
Copyright : © 2019 Debela Deme. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Advancement in Engineering and Technology
ISSN : 2348-2931
Volume 7 / Issue 4
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