203.110 Underground excavation design
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, SE, 1.5h, 1.5EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to distinguish tunnelling methods. They can explain the behaviour of rock mass (size effect/orientation), classify rock mass and name support measures and instrumentation/monitoring methods. 

Subject of course

Tunneling methods, material behaviour, shape/orientation, theoretical background, rock classification, conventional tunneling, mechanical tunneling, montoring

Teaching methods

During the semester, several shorter and longer exercises (in groups) have to be worked out and submitted to TUWEL by certain deadlines.

In between, there will be further ZOOM meetings, if necessary, in which already submitted excercises can be discussed and questions about ongoing exercises can be asked.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Fri10:30 - 12:0019.03.2021 ZOOM (LIVE)Introductory lecture

Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
09.03.2021 11:45 26.03.2021 12:00



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Assigned to Master studies Civil Engineering (program code: 066 505):
M2 of supplementary Geotechnics (M2 GT);
M3 of other modules