Interactive Decision Support System for Planning and Construction of Large-scale Tunneling Projects

The primary goal of this proposal is to increase safety and minimize the risks of building major underground infrastructure systems by enhancing existing methods for stochastic subsurface characterization, hazard and risk assessment and management. The specific goals of the project are to develop a framework calibrated for worldwide large-scale tunneling projects capable of: (1) 3D stochastic modeling of the subsurface to quantify the effects of subsurface uncertainties on tunnel construction (2) determining most likely hazards along a tunnel route for identification of ‘risky’ spots along tunnel alignment (3) performing quantitative risk assessment during the design and construction phases. This methodology and resulting interactive decision support system will have the potential to be used in the design and construction of different tunnels in the US by local, regional and federal agencies, or by private companies.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $140000
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    225 Park Avenue South
    New York, NY  United States  10003

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Project Managers:

    Engle, Benjamin

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    University Heights
    Newark, NJ  United States  07102-1982
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bandelt, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20210701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01881962
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG56
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 10 2023 1:23PM