CERN Tunnelling Workshop

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60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F) (CERN)

60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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John Andrew Osborne (CERN) , Ben Swatton (CERN) , Alexandra Tudora
Description

Two day workshop bringing together industry and academia at CERN to discuss ideas on two themes:

  • Day 1 - Tunnel Design Optimisation: Using digital tools to improve the speed and efficiency of finding the optimal alignment and configurations of future large-scale tunnelling projects
  • Day 2 - Tunnel Asset Management Innovation - New technologies and methods that improve the way CERN manages its underground civil engineering assets
  • Wednesday, 23 October
    • 09:30 12:30
      HiLumi Point 1 Site Visit (optional) 3h HiLumi P1 Works

      HiLumi P1 Works

      CERN

      A group visit to the construction works at Point 1 for the High Luminosity LHC (HiLumi) project.

      PPE can be provided, but if you have your own boots (or any other PPE), this will be really helpful.

    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch @ Restaurant 1 1h R1

      R1

      CERN

    • 13:30 15:30
      Day 1 - Tunnel Optimisation: Session 1 60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

      60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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      Convener: Alexandra Tudora
      • 13:30
        Welcome & Introduction 30m
        Speaker: John Andrew Osborne (CERN)
      • 14:00
        Future Circular Collider Project Update 30m

        Update on the progress and future plans of the civil engineering design of the 100km long FCC accelerator

        Speaker: Alexandra Tudora
      • 14:30
        Accelerating Digital Change: Planning to Feasibility 30m

        An overview of the development of digital tools and strategies which have made advancements in alignment optimisation and site selection across major tunnelling projects around the world, at the planning and feasibility stage.

        Speakers: Mr Matteo Ceccarelli (Arup) , Yung Loo (Arup)
      • 15:00
        Digital Optimisation of Underground Rail Projects 30m
        Speaker: Michel Pré (SETEC)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m 60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

      60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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    • 16:00 18:00
      Day 1 - Tunnel Optimisation: Session 2 60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

      60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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      Convener: Alexandra Tudora
      • 16:00
        Digital Engineering for Alignment Optimisation 30m
        Speakers: Andrea Danzi (SWS Engineering) , Daniel Craven (LBA)
      • 16:30
        Using Automated Design for Optimisation of Tunnel Alignment 30m

        This presentation will discuss the contributions that automation in detailed design can make in developing options for tunnel alignments ensuring that constraints are satisfied whilst also maximising aspirations such as keeping the projected construction cost as low as possible. The presentation will demonstrate the automated design technology and how tunnel sections can automatically be checkedy. Automation of settlement damage assessments will also be demonstrated.

        Speaker: Chris Chew (Atkins)
      • 17:00
        Contract management of underground works using combined GIS, 3D geological and BIM models 30m

        The latest in modern technology in combination with innovative software ensures has opened new venues of contract (claims) management. Amberg is presenting the case of the Monte Ceneri on how this saved 14 million CHF to owner. This includes how the models can be combined on a single platform in the Case of the 3dExperience platform by Dassault systems, notably in alignment optimisation with respect to geological conditions.

        Speaker: Andrew Bourget (Amberg)
      • 17:30
        BIM & Preliminary Design of the Bruttenertunnel 30m
        Speakers: Thomas Fries (ILF) , Werner Dallapiazza (ILF)
    • 18:00 18:30
      Day 1 - Tunnel Optimisation: Round-table discussion and Summary 60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

      60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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      Convener: John Andrew Osborne (CERN)
    • 18:30 22:30
      Dinner - Glassbox @ CERN 4h Glassbox

      Glassbox

      CERN

  • Thursday, 24 October
    • 09:00 09:30
      Coffee & Croissants 30m 60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

      60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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    • 09:30 11:00
      Day 2 - Tunnel Monitoring: Session 1 60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

      60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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      Convener: Ben Swatton (CERN)
      • 09:30
        Welcome & Introduction 30m
        Speaker: John Andrew Osborne (CERN)
      • 10:00
        Tunnel Asset Management @ CERN 30m

        Introduction Tunnel Asset Management strategy at CERN, including technologies developed to improve the way we inspect and monitor the tunnels

        Speaker: Ben Swatton (CERN)
      • 10:30
        Multi-spectral analysis and machine learning for automated monitoring 30m

        Overview of several different technologies under development including computer vision, thermal imaging and machine learning to allow remote and automated inspections of underground structures

        Speaker: Leanne Attard (University of Malta (MT))
    • 11:00 11:30
      Coffee Break 30m 60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

      60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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    • 11:30 13:00
      Day 2 - Tunnel Monitoring: Session 2 60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

      60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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      Convener: Ben Swatton (CERN)
      • 11:30
        Use of Artificial Intelligence in Tunnel Infrastructure Management 30m

        Atkins has been actively testing and developing state of the art AI technology in tunnels and other infrastructure maintenance, including machine learning, drone inspections and AI objection recognition

        Speaker: Chris Chew (Atkins)
      • 12:00
        Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing of Underground Infrastructures 30m

        This presentation will briefly introduce two case studies of fibre optic strain monitoring in underground infrastructures: 1) monitoring of retaining wall structure performance due to deep excavation in London Paddington Station; 2) monitoring and analysis of long-term tunnel behaviour at CERN.

        Speaker: Zili Li (University College Cork)
      • 12:30
        The Effective and Efficient Management of Tunnel Asset Data 30m

        Tunnel Information Management (TIM), an in-house product developed by London Bridge Associates (LBA) has been driving improvements in managing tunnel asset data since 2001. However, never content with standing still, we are now developing TIM for Tasking (TFT), an assets and actions database.

        Speaker: Daniel Craven (LBA)
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch @ Restaurant 1 1h R1

      R1

      CERN

    • 14:00 15:30
      Day 2 - Tunnel Monitoring: Session 3 60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

      60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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      Convener: Ben Swatton (CERN)
      • 14:00
        Railway tunnel overburden imaging using muon transmission radiography 30m

        Cosmic rays are a natural background radiation produced in collisions by primary particles from space with the Earth's upper atmosphere. Cosmic ray muons are highly penetrating, typically able to pass through many metres of rock, and are well suited to imaging the interior of thick man-made or natural structures. Recently we have performed the first field trial of a portable cosmic ray tracking system developed to provide radiographic measurements of the overburden of UK railway tunnels. In this talk we will report on this initial field trial, before discussing recent developments made to study density anomalies at a higher resolution, and over longer timescales.

        Speaker: Chris Steer (St Mary's University)
      • 14:30
        Accelerating Digital Change: I&M and Operations 30m

        An overview of the development of digital tools and strategies which have made advancements in smart monitoring, machine learning and operational performance across major tunnelling projects across the world, at the operations and monitoring stage.

        Speakers: Noemi Roecklinger (Arup) , Yung Loo (Arup)
      • 15:00
        Tunnel Maintenance 4.0 - High efficiency maintenance thanks to innovative 3D data capture technologies and use of AI 30m

        The latest in modern technology in combination with innovative software ensures a high efficient and objective inspection and monitoring of tunnel infrastructure. Amberg is presenting workflows for 3D reality capture using multi sensor platforms, data analyses with Artificial Intelligence and real-time monitoring to get all relevant information around the clock. A Digital Twin of the facilities and the use of connected cloud-based solution will help to manage and maintain tunnels in a smart way.

        Speakers: Karl Grossauer (Amberg) , Michael Buri (Amberg)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m 60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

      60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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    • 16:00 17:00
      Day 2 - Tunnel Monitoring: Round-table and Summary 60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

      60/6-015 - Room Georges Charpak (Room F)

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      Convener: Ben Swatton (CERN)