RMT Team 2022

RMT Team 2022

The current team of the Institute of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling

RMT Quarterly Newsupdate

RMT Quarterly Newsupdate

The quarterly published rock report summarises latest research findings, ongoing projects, current collaboration partners and gives you insight into our daily life. Please enjoy reading it.

Austrian Tunnel Competence Center

Austrian Tunnel Competence Center

ATC² is a platform for innovation and know-how transfer in tunnelling. The cooperation between our Institute and the Subsurface Engineering chair at the MU Leoben will hold its 3rd symposium on Dec. 1st 2023 at TU Graz on the topics shallow tunnels and subway construction.

Moving forward…

… in research and teaching is our dedication. 

Our aims:

  • to provide ground for innovative and sustainable solutions in rock mechanics and tunnel engineering.
  • to emphasize the interdisciplinary cooperation between rock mechanics, soil mechanics, and geology.
  • to address the needs for industry 4.0 via digitalisation.
  • to be a close partner to public and private stakeholders, contractors, and designers.
  • to maintain close contact to the industry for an up-to-date education.
  • to ensure practical and research-oriented teaching at its best.

Our main research topics:

  • advancing deep and shallow tunnelling technology
  • modelling and testing hard soil / soft rock
  • use of underground space for storage and production of (thermal) energy
  • constitutive modelling and laboratory testing of anisotropic rock mass
  • rock mechanical aspects of landslides and rock fall
  • data science for geotechnical engineering

Our assisting tools:

  • numerical modelling using latest releases of software (e.g, Itasca, Plaxis, Rocscience, Comsol) 
  • use of BIM developments for teaching and research
  • fully equipped rock mechanical laboratory
  • AI/ML modelling including supervised, unsupervised, and reinforced learning

Institute Flyer

NAWI Graz Geocenter

With the intention to create interdisciplinary cooperation in the fields of geotechnics, research and teaching in 1994 the geotechnical Institutes Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling as well as Applied Geosciences formed the "Gruppe Geotechnik Graz" (GGG).

As a logical consequence of their long-term cooperation Uni Graz and TU Graz have initiated the NAWI Graz Geocenter in 2015. At present, the following institutes are part of the NAWI Graz Geocenter:

  • Institute of Applied Geosciences (TU Graz, two disciplines)
  • Institute of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling (TU Graz)
  • Institute of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering and Computational Geotechnics (TU Graz) and
  • Institute of Earth Sciences (Uni Graz, four disciplines)
Institute of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling
Rechbauerstraße 12
A-8010 Graz

Phone: +43 (0) 316 / 873 - 8114
Fax: +43 (0) 316 / 873 - 8618
Email: tunnelnoSpam@tugraz.at

Monday to Friday from 9 to 12 a.m.