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Hard Rock Tunnelling: A Generalized Model for Estimating TBM Penetration and Disc Cutter Weariness

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He received a PhD from the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), USA. His main research interests are engineering rock mechanics; mechanized excavation and tunnelling, rock characteristics, testing & drilling. He has authored over 100 publications including peer-reviewed scientific journals, proceedings, industrial project reports and books. He is a recognized reviewer of many mining and geotechnical journals and also, Associate Editor of Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology. He is known for the studies of developing the Modified CSM Model for estimating Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) performance, TBM performance prediction formulas, and also proposing rock brittleness index, test and classification. He joined the School of Mining and Geosciences at Nazarbayev University in June 2017.



MINE302 Geomechanics; MINE305 Rock Breakage; MINE502 Geology for Mining Engineers; MINE507 Rock Excavation Methods; MINE605/801 Mechanized Excavation & Tunnelling; MINE690/890 Research 


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