TUNNEL COST MODEL: A STOCHASTIC SIMULATION MODEL OF HARD ROCK TUNNELING. VOLUME 1. SUMMARY REPORT

This report describes the completed 1st phase in a project to develop a tunnel cost model--the organization and scope of the model; its technical content, assumptions, and capabilities; and the relation of the model to various exploratory and tunneling practices. The report consists of three volumes; a Summary Report, a Technical Report, and the Appendices. The tunnel cost model was developed in an attempt to improve the assessment of uncertainty in tunnel cost estimates, with enough detail and accuracy to aid in preparing estimates or bids. The scope of the model is limited to hard rock tunneling. A working version of the model has been obtained and trial runs of selected example problems have been run and are discussed in this report. This report is the 1st in a series relating to the tunnel cost model to document the work continuing under the research project mentioned.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report no. 1 in a series on 'Tunnel Construction'. See also report dated Jun 74, PB-242 598.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    National Science Foundation

    Division of Advanced Technology Applications
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Moavenzadeh, F
    • Einstein, H H
    • Markow, M J
    • LINDNER, E N
    • Minott, C H
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R74-22 Tech. Rpt., NSF/RA/T-74-080
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-GI-34029
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM