TBM DiGs 2017

With Steve Smading

Date: November 20, 2017

Event Name: TBM DiGs 2017
Dates: November 20-22, 2017
Location: Wuhan, China
Venue: Chutian International Hotel

Following the success of the First International Conference on “Tunnel Boring Machines in Difficult Grounds” in Singapore in November 2015 and the ongoing second conference in this series in Istanbul Turkey in November 2016 (TBM DiGs 2016), the Third International Conference on “Tunnel Boring Machines in Difficult Grounds” (TBM DiGs 2017) will be held in Wuhan China in November 2017.


TBM Disc Cutters in the Field: Extreme Tunnel Conditions Inform the Latest Cutting Tool Advancements | Paper Author: Steve Smading

Extreme tunneling conditions call for the most robust TBM cutting tools possible—whether that includes hard and abrasive rock, long-distance tunnels of 15 km or more, or high water pressures.  This paper examines the use of disc cutters under extreme conditions and the design aspects making the difficult tunneling process possible. Resulting cutter design changes and more will be outlined in the presentation along with initial results from field and laboratory testing.


Steve Smading

Product Manager - Cutters