Introduction to Tunnel Construction

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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.

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Invaluable to recently graduated engineers and university students ... A comprehensive work that could well become the standard introductory text for early stage tunnellers, and could attract more engineers into tunnelling. As such, it should be heavily promoted.
World Tunnelling
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415468428
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 7/14/2010
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David Chapman is Reader in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Nicole Metje is a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Alfred Stärk is a Senior Tunnelling Manager with the tunnelling contractor ALPINE BeMo Tunnelling GmbH in Innsbruck, Austria.

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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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