Introduction to Tunnel Construction

Book Description

Tunnelling provides a robust solution to a variety of challenges. It is a complex process, which requires a firm understanding of the ground conditions as well as structural issues. This book covers the whole range of areas that you need to know in order to embark upon a career in tunnelling. It also includes a number of case studies of real tunnel projects, to demonstrate how the theory applies in practice.

The coverage includes:

  • Both hard-rock and soft-ground conditions
  • Site investigation, parameter selection, and considerations
  • Methods of improving the stability of the ground and lining techniques
  • Descriptions of the various tunnelling techniques
  • Health and considerations
  • Monitoring of tunnels during

Clear, concise, and heavily illustrated, this is a vital text for final-year undergraduate and MSc students and an invaluable starting point for young professionals.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Site Investigation
Chapter 3 Preliminary Analyses For The Tunnel
Chapter 4 Ground Improvement Techniques And Lining
Chapter 5 Tunnel Construction Techniques
Chapter 6 Health And Safety, And In Tunnelling
Chapter 7 Ground Movements And Monitoring
Chapter 8 Case Studies

Appendix A: Further information on rock mass classification systems
Appendix B: Analytical calculation of a sprayed concrete lining using the continuum method

Book Details

  • Title: Introduction to Tunnel Construction
  • Author: , ,
  • Length: 416 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2010-07-09
  • ISBN-10: 0415468418
  • ISBN-13: 9780415468411
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