Conference Topics


Topics related to recent advances in numerical models and computational methods for the design, construction and maintenance of tunnels and underground facilities include:

  • spatial and temporal discretization strategies for static and dynamic numerical analyses at various scales
  • advanced constitutive models for geological materials and materials used for supporting measures, including multi-phase and multi-scale models
  • model identification and sensitivity analysis
  • validation of numerical models by in-situ measurement data
  • case studies for underground structures
  • computer aided process control
  • computational methods in ground exploration
  • computational life cycle management, life time assessment, smart tunnels and embedded monitoring
  • logistics modeling and data management
  • soft computing, visualization, data mining and expert systems
  • uncertainty modeling and risk analysis
  • other related topics