ITA Training Course - Chung-Sik Yoo

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Chung-Sik Yoo

About the Speaker

Professor Chungsik Yoo is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. He obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1993. He worked as a Geotechnical Engineer at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers in USA and subsequently became a faculty member at Sungkyunkwan University in 1994. He is currently a Vice-President of Korean Tunnelling Association, Animateur of Working Group 2 "Research" in International Tunnelling Association, and Vice-Chair of TC204 “Underground Construction in Soft Ground” in ISSMGE. Prof. Yoo is also working as Vice-President of International Geosynthetics Society and President of Korean Geosynthetics Society. He is serving as an Editorial Board Member for a number of international journals, such as Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Geosynthetics International, and Computers and Geotechnics. Prof. Yoo is a recipient of 2010 IGS Award from the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS) and has co-authored over 250 technical papers in geotechnical and tunnel engineering based on laboratory testing, numerical modeling, and field testing.


About the ITA Training Course

Monitoring and Control in Tunneling

This training provides the purpose, methods, and examples of “monitoring” the effects of tunnelling, including the monitoring of tunnel machine performance, to control tunnelling to achieve acceptable excavation performance with stable underground structures, and prevent damage to existing structures and utilities. Due to the great variability in ground conditions, monitoring has an essential role in tunnelling regardless of method of excavation.

It is the only effective means to allow the tunnel design and construction procedures to be adjusted and validated as tunnelling takes place. Topics include instrumentation (equipment and typical applications), interpretation of monitoring data, role of monitoring in risk management, contractual aspects, and case histories. The course is of interest for owners, designers and construction engineers, supervisors, and managers.

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