The Tunnel Cost Model is a simulation model of tunnel construction which addresses problems of cost estimating and project scheduling under conditions of risk or uncertainty. The model develops the concept of underground construction as a production process, and to this concept applies procedures drawn from current estimating practices of contractors, owners, and designers. Its main advantages are its flexibility in adapting to diverse needs among users and to various types of underground projects; its ability to match speed with a very high level of detail and accuracy; and its explicit treatment of many major sources of uncertainty in project planning, analysis and control. Any underground structure or complex of structures may be considered, ranging from shafts, tunnels, or adits to networks or systems of tunnels to large underground caverns. This final report presents a technical description of the capabilities of the Tunnel Cost Model, focusing on project schedules and costs, subsurface conditions, construction operations, costs, and production rates, model features summary, and model applications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

    National Science Foundation

    Applied Science and Research Applications, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Moavenzadeh, F
    • Markow, M J
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 178 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R78-29, NSF/RA-780365
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-GI-34029
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM