A research project on tunneling in mixed face conditions (rock-soil) was carried out with the aim to increase the knowledge and to better understand deformation mechanisms when these particular conditions arise. A back analysis of a case study involving the tunnel passage under the Maria Magdalena church was performed as a second task of the project, in which soil stratigraphy, rock/soil reinforcement, and extraction sequence were simulated explicitly and in detail.
Live in-person introductory training course in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This course provides an overview of the capabilities and features in 3DEC.
The ARMA Student Design Competition (SDC) aims to engage students in the practice of rock engineering and promote interaction with peers and professionals from academia and industry. Following the success of SDC 2021 with a case study in slope stability, we are excited to continue SDC 2022 in the field of tunneling design.
Dr. Petersen has experience in the analysis and design of underground excavations for occupancy, science facilities, transit and mining.
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