Course information

Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. W. Broere    W.Broere@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/0/4/0
Education Period
3
Start Education
3
Exam Period
Different, to be announced
Course Language
English
Expected prior knowledge
The course is open to students from other faculties and has no prerequisite courses. It is advisable to previously follow the courses Soil Mechanics and Design of Structures and Foundations II.
Summary
Students obtain basic knowledge of the multidisciplinary aspects of the use of underground space.
Course Contents
• Introduction and overview of the course
• Decision making process
• The subsoil (introduction)
• Subsurface planning
• Legal aspects
• Basics of various kinds of tunnels
• Small infrastructure & trenchless technologies
• Basements
• Tunnel cross sections & modalities
• Safety and risk management
• Social safety
• Mixed use of land, layered use of land
• Underground storage
• New developments in construction techniques
• Case 1 (actual project)
• Case 2 (actual project)
• Site visit (project to be determined annually)
Study Goals
After this course students can
• explain characteristics of several construction technologies.
• assess the construction technologies in different situations, with different geological or physical conditions.
• analyse and structure the complex decision making process related to the use of underground space.
• define an integral approach related to the use of underground space

Study load.
Lectures 14 x 2 hours: 28 hours
Hours related to lectures: 14 hours
Self-study (syllabus/sheets:) 35 hours
Paper (writing & discussing): 25 hours
Exam preparation: 12 hours
Exam: 1 hour
Total 115 hours
Education Method
Lectures, site visit, writing a paper (group wise, minimum 3 maximum 5 students)
Course Relations
Not applicable if not taken as part of the BSc program. The equivalent BSc course CTB3385 is a prerequisite for the master course CIE4780.
Literature and Study Materials
For the course, students can make use of the syllabus “Use of Underground Space” (190 pages) and the sheets of the lectures which are made available on Black Board. It is recommended but not compulsory that students also read the book “ Ondergronds bouwen” (255 pages) COB (ISBN 90 807297 1 X).
Assessment
After the lectures students have to form groups consisting of three (minimum) to five (maximum) students and write a short paper (15 to 20 pages) about a topic than can either be chosen from a list of available topics or their own choice, and agreed upon by the lecturers. The topic has to be related to the use of underground space.
Permitted Materials during Tests
• During the oral exam: the paper
Expected prior Knowledge
The course is open to students from other faculties and has no prerequisite courses. It is advisable to previously follow the courses Soil Mechanics and Design of Structures and Foundations II.
Academic Skills
Literature & Study Materials
For the course, students can make use of the syllabus “Use of Underground Space” (190 pages) and the sheets of the lectures which are made available on Black Board. It is recommended but not compulsory that students also read the book “ Ondergronds bouwen” (255 pages) COB (ISBN 90 807297 1 X).
Judgement
Grading of the oral exam.
After the paper is finished a group wise oral exam follows concerning the paper and the course. The level of knowledge is tested on the understanding and ability to apply the relevant information from the lectures, literature and syllabi. The mark is based on: 50% paper, 50% oral exam.
Permitted Materials during Exam
Students' paper
Collegerama
No
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