Risk analysis in tunneling

Research scope

The main contributions to risk analysis in tunneling are related to the development and applications of the Decision Aids for Tunneling (DAT): a computer-based tool, which considers geologic and construction uncertainties to produce distributions of cost, time, and resources, which can in turn be used for risk analysis. In recent developments of DAT, major risks that affect tunnels, called risk events, have been specifically included; related mechanics research addresses tunnel-specific issues such as roof falls.

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Moret, Y., and Einstein, H.H. (2011). Cost and time correlations in linear infrastructure construction. In M.H. Faber, J. Köhler & K. Nishijima (eds): Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP11, 1-4 August 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 788-796. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL. ISBN 978-0203144794 (eBook)

Costa, A.L., Coelho, P., Cunha, M., and Einstein, H.H. (2010). Tools for high-speed rail planning optimization: preliminary developments of a case study. In: General Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Transport Research, 11-15 July 2010, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal. Leeds: World Conference on Transport Research Society. ISBN 978-9899698604

Sousa, R., and Einstein, H.H. (2007). Risk analysis for tunnelling projects using Bayesian networks. In: Proceedings of the 11th ISRM Congress, 9-13 July, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 1301-1304. ISRM-11CONGRESS-2007-282

Einstein, H.H. (2008). Reducing uncertainty through updating – from experiments to the observational method. In: Proceedings of the 11th ISRM Congress, 9-13 July, Lisbon, Portugal. ISRM-11CONGRESS-2007-294

Duzgun, H.S.B., and Einstein, H.H. (2004). Assessment and management of roof fall risks in underground coal mines. Safety Science, 42 (1), 23-41. doi:10.1016/S0925-7535(02)00067-X

Einstein, H.H. (2000). Decision making under uncertainty by the owner. In: Proceedings of the North American Tunneling Conference (L. Ozdemir, ed.), 6-11 June 2000, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 53-68. Balkema, Rotterdam. ISBN 978-9058091628 TRID database

Einstein, H.H. (1996). Risk and risk analysis in rock engineering. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 11 (2), 141-155. doi:10.1016/0886-7798(96)00014-4

Einstein, H.H. (1995). Risk and risk analysis in rock engineering. Keynote lecture. In: Proceedings of the Swedish Rock Mechanics Day, Stockholm, Sweden, 1995. Also in: Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 11 (2), 141-155. doi:10.1016/0886-7798(96)00014-4

Chiaverio, F., Einstein, H.H., and Köppel, U. (1995). Risk analysis for the Adler tunnel. Tunnels and Tunneling, 26 (11), 28-30. Retrieved from https://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=416045

Chiaverio, F., Einstein, H.H., and Köppel, U. (1995). Risikoanalyse beim Adlertunnel. (Risk analysis for the Adler tunnel.) Schweizer Ingenieur und Architekt, 113, 50-55. Retrieved from http://www.e-periodica.ch/digbib/view?pid=sbz-003:1995:113::944#1080