Mining Christian Frenzel

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Dr. Christian Frenzel

Associate Professor

Office Phone: (303) 273-3714 @: cfrenzel@mines.edu

Education

2005 - 2009 Technische Universität Muenchen (Germany), PhD in Engineering

1995 - 2001 Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany), Diploma in Civil Engineering

1999 - 2000 Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta (USA), Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Research Interests

  • Tunneling
  • Mechanical Excavation
  • Tunnel Boring Machines
  • Underground Construction Methods

Current Research Projects

Rock fragmentation for Shaft Boring System (Herrenknecht AG)

ABROCK working group on penetration rate and wear prediction for tunnel boring machines (Universität Innsbruck, TU München, MU Leoben, ETH Zürich, EPF Lausanne, Industry)

Publications

C. Frenzel: Werkzeugverschleiß bei Tunnelvortriebsmaschinen (wear of cutting tools for tunnel boring machines), In: DGGT (ed.): Taschenbuch für den Tunnelbau 2011, VGE Verlag, Essen, 2010

C. Frenzel: Verschleißkostenprognose für Schneidrollen bei maschinellen Tunnelvortrieben in Festgesteinen (prognosis of cutting tools‘ costs for tunnel boring machines in hard rock), Münchner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen, Reihe B, Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, Munich, 2010

C. Frenzel, W. Burger & F. Delabbio: Shaft Boring Systems for Mechanical Excavation of deep shafts, In: Y. Potvin (ed.): Caving 2010, Perth, Australia, 2010

W. Burger, F. Delabbio & C. Frenzel: Accessing deep ore bodies using mechanical excavation systems, In: SME Annual Meeting, Phoenix, USA, 2010

C. Frenzel & C. Howarth: Tunnel Boring Machines and Their Application in Roadway Development, In: ACARP Roadway Development Workshop, Polkobin/Penrith/Mackay, Australia, March 3-6, 2009

C. Frenzel & R. Randaxhe: Development of Block Caving Mines with Mechanized Excavation, In: P. N. Martens (ed.): 5th Aachen International Mining Symposium, „High Performance Mining“, RWTH Aachen, Germany, 2009

M. Villeneuve, M. Diederichs, P. Kaiser and C. Frenzel: Geomechanical characterisation of massive rock for deep TBM tunneling, In: Proceedings of the 3rd Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Toronto, Canada, May 10-13, 2009

F. Köppl, C. Frenzel & K. Thuro: Statistische Modellierung von Gesteinsparametern für die Leistungs- und Verschleißprognose bei TBM-Vortrieben (Stochastic modeling of rock parameters for performance and cutter wear prognosis of TBM), In: 17. Tagung für Ingenieurgeologie, Zittau, May 6-9, 2009

C. Frenzel: Cutting Tools, In: Wissenschaftsstiftung Deutsch-Tschechisches Institut (ed.): Schildvortrieb mit Tübbingausbau, 2008

C. Frenzel, H. Käsling & K. Thuro: Factors influencing disc cutter wear, In: Geomechanik & Tunnelbau, Nr. 1, 2008

C. Frenzel & J. Gruseck: Höchste Anforderungen an Werkstoffe – Schneidringe im maschinellen Tunnelbau (Extraordinary Challenges for Materials – Cutter Rings for Mechanized Tunnelling), In: Stahltag 2007 Stahlforum „Stahl – Höchstleistungen im Schwermaschinen“ on November 7, 2007

M. Villeneuve, M. Diederichs, P. Kaiser and C. Frenzel: Geomechanical characterisation of massive rock for deep TBM tunneling, In: Proceedings of Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, May 27-30, 2007

C. Frenzel & U. Rehm: Controlled Boring Process (CBP) – a new approach to deformation-reduced tunneling in urban areas, In: F. Myvroll (ed.): Field Measurements in Geomechanics, Proceedings of the sixth international symposium on field measurements in geomechanics, Oslo, Norway, 2003

M. Villeneuve, M. Diederichs, P. Kaiser, C. Frenzel and U. Rehm: Effects of Mineralogy and Tectonic Deformation History on TBM Advance in Deep Tunnelling, In: Proceedings of Alptransit Geological Symposium, Zürich, Switzerland, September 26-30, 2005

M. Herrenknecht & C. Frenzel: Lange TBM-Vortriebe im Hartgestein - Eine Zwischenbilanz (Long TBM tunnels in hard rock – an intermediate review), In: Bauingenieur, Nr. 80, 2005


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