Some aspects of the behaviour of tunnels that cross active faults

In some parts of the world, including California, tunnels have been constructed across active fault zones. The material encountered usually causes difficult tunnelling conditions; squeezing ground is a common problem. In addition to shaking during an earthquake, fault creep and fault slip can distort and crack a tunnel lining over a period of time. The bay area rapid transit tunnels that cross the active Hayward Fault in California have been instrumented, and data from these tunnels are used as a case history. Some guidelines are presented for the design and construction of such tunnels (a).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 2.189-94
  • Monograph Title: Third Australia - New Zealand conference on geomechanics, Wellington, may 12-16, 1980. volume 2
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 1(G),PART2

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  • Accession Number: 01438154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:23PM