Conference Objectives

In recent years, Computational Methods have experienced increased application in underground construction. Applications range from design and prediction to the display of data using augmented virtual reality methods. An important aspect is the realistic description of the soil/rock mass and the materials used for support, using advanced constitutive models. Recently, hybrid concepts aiming at an integration of advanced methods of computational intelligence and computational mechanics are being developed and used for the optimisation of the design and the construction processes.

EURO:TUN 2007 aims to provide a forum for scientists, developers and engineers to review and discuss novel research findings and to assess the suitability and robustness of advanced computational methods and models for the design and construction of tunnels.