Mechanized Tunneling in Soft Ground – Special Discussion Meeting – WTC 2019


Since 2011, the SFB 837 has established a continuous collaboration "Recent Advances in Tunneling and Underground Space Research" with various international academic partners. Among other research institutions, this includes the IKC Cambridge, UK; the Tongji University Shanghai, China; the ACTUE-Group, Austria; the Colorado School of Mines, USA; the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy and the University of Cork, Ireland.

This year, the joint workshop is combined with the Technical Committee 204 “Underground Construction in Soft Ground” of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and will be integrated into the World Tunneling Congress (WTC 2019) in Naples, Italy. Currently, the workshop is organized by Prof. Dr. ir. Adam Bezuijen, Ghent University, Belgium, and Dr.-Ing. Britta Schößer, SFB 837 sub-project manager, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Besides, multilateral doctoral workshops took place in Cambridge (2012), Tongji (2012), Bochum (2013), Shanghai (2014 & 2018 at the GeoShanghai International Conference), Salzburg (2015) as well as in Innsbruck (2017).


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