TBM selection methodology using the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) Method
In this study, TBM selection methods to meet soil and site conditions were presented. Factors and excavation equipment affecting TBM selection by soil and environmental condition were selected and classified. Weights between equipment and influencing factors selected were calculated by applying the AHP method. The results of the analysis influence factors, Ground condition was a major factor in objective factors and strength was a major factor in the hard condition of criteria factors and water pressure was a major factor in the soft ground condition of criteria factors. In Environment condition, existence of adjacent structures was evaluated more important than existence of feasible site. Lastly, Adequacy was verified through the deduction of results that coincide with input equipment by applying derived weights to actual site conditions.