Introduction to Tunnel Construction

Introduction to Tunnel Construction - Applied Geotechnics

Second edition

Paperback (04 Dec 2017) | English

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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 the importance of ground-structure interaction. This book covers the full range of areas related to tunnel construction required to embark upon a career in tunnelling. It also includes a number of case studies related to real tunnel projects, to demonstrate how the theory applies in practice. New features of this second edition include: the introduction of a case study related to Crossrail's project in London, focussing on the Whitechapel and Liverpool Street station tunnels and including considerations of building tunnels in a congested urban area; and further information on recent developments in tunnel boring machines, including further examples of all the different types of machine as well as multi-mode machines.

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 main tunnelling techniques
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Monitoring of tunnels during construction
  • Description of the latest tunnel boring machines
  • Case studies with real examples, including Crossrail's project in London

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 and novices in tunnelling.

Book information

ISBN: 9781498766241
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: CRC Press
Pub date:
Edition: Second edition
DEWEY: 624.193
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxix, 425
Weight: 846g
Height: 180mm
Width: 255mm
Spine width: 30mm