Introduction to Tunnel Construction

Introduction to Tunnel Construction

by David Chapman, Nicole Metje, Alfred Stark
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415468426

ISBN-13: 9780415468428

Pub. Date: 07/14/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Tunnelling provides a robust solution to a variety of engineering 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

Overview

Tunnelling provides a robust solution to a variety of engineering 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 design considerations
  • Methods of improving the stability of the ground and lining techniques
  • Descriptions of the various tunnelling techniques
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Monitoring of tunnels during construction

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415468428
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/14/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Tunnelling

Site Investigation and Laboratory and Field Testing

Tunnelling Techniques

Tunnelling Design Issues

Modelling

Monitoring

Case Studies

Summary of Key Aspects

Bibliography

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