This first installment of the online Lunchtime lecture series kicks off at 13:00 CET time and will be on "From rock mechanics to drill and blast".
The session will include: a welcome to the series, a first lecture by Professor Robert Galler, case studies from Austin Powder and Sandvik, and a Q&A session to finish.
1 - Optimised advance in conventional tunnelling due to high-tech drill & blast - Robert Galler, ITA - WG19
2 - Intelligent Underground Rock Excavation - Eric Lüpfert, Sandvik
3 - Smooth and accurate tunnel advance due to new blasting techniques - Mark Ganster, Austin Europe
At the occasion of the AFTES 2021 congress, a training session on the "Excavation control and instabilities in conventional excavation methods" will be held. After a presentation of the principles and dimensioning of works carried out using conventional methods, feedback on the limits of these methods will illustrate them and draw useful lessons from them.
(Please note that this training session will be predominantly given in French)
The following training programmes have been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, but preparation is still ongoing concerning the date and the mode of the session (online/in-person):
China (Tongji University): "Tunnelling 4.0 and Intelligent Construction"
Switzerland: "TBM Pilot training"
Brazil: "Innovations in Tunnelling"
Chile: "Mechanized tunnelling and shafts"
Colombia: "Mechanized Tunnelling"
India: "Structural use of fibre reinforced concrete in precast segments"
Mexico: "Underground Urban Facilities"
Thailand: "Contractual practices"