GE-006 Rock Tunneling: 5 PDH
Description of the Rock Tunneling course
The Rock Tunneling online PDH course is a part of the Geotechnical Engineering category of courses. This course provides guidelines on mined/bored tunneling issues in rock. It presents various excavation methods and temporary support elements and focus on the selection of temporary support of excavation and input for permanent lining design. Appendix is included that presents common types of rock and soft ground tunnel boring machines (TBM).
The course addresses analysis, design and construction issues for rock tunneling including rock failure mechanism, rock mass classification, excavation methods, excavation supports, and design considerations for permanent lining, groundwater control, and other ground control measures.
Understanding the failure mechanism of a rock mass surrounding an underground opening is essential in the design of support systems for the openings. The failure mechanism depends on the in situ stress level and characteristics of the given rock mass. At shallow depths, where the rock mass is blocky and jointed, the stability problems are generally associated with gravity falls of wedges from the roof and sidewalls since the rock confinement is generally low. As the depth below the ground surface increases, the rock stress increases and may reach a level at which the failure of the rock mass is induced. This rock mass failure can include spalling, slabbing, and major rock burst.
The online PDH course is based on Chapter 6 “Rock Tunneling ” of the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration publication tilted, “Technical Manual for Design and Construction of Road Tunnels – Civil Elements” (FHWA-NHI-10-034). This course is intended to be used by geotechnical, civil and structural engineers and others interested in learning about tunnel planning, design and construction.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Identify rock failure mechanisms
- Discuss rock classification
- Explain different tunneling methods in rocks
- Discuss various rock reinforcements methods and excavation supports
- Explain design and evaluation methods for tunnel supports
- Design ground water control methods in tunneling operations
- Discuss typical issues with tunnel permanent lining
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Geotechnical Engineering category of courses please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 5 hours to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz.
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 5 PDH online course, you will need to take a 15 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved.
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion.
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
For detailed state by state requirements click here.
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 5 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self