SOFT GROUND TUNNELING

SOFT GROUND TUNNELING TAKES SEVERAL TRADITIONAL FORMS, RELATED NOT ONLY TO THE NATURE OF THE GROUND BUT ALSO TO LOCAL PRACTICE. CERTAIN BASIC TYPES OF TUNNEL HAVE THEREFORE SURVIVED WITH LITTLE CHANGE OVER MANY YEARS, WITH EFFORT AND INGENUITY DIRECTED TO THE SOLUTION OF SPECIAL PROBLEMS RATHER THAN TO ANY BROADER RECONSIDERATION OF THE SYSTEMS EMPLOYED. AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO DEFINE THOSE ASPECTS OF TUNNELING NOW AMENABLE TO GEOTECHNICAL AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, BUT INDICATING THE CONTINUED IMPORTANCE OF THE UNQUANTIFIABLE FACTORS OF PRACTICAL SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IN TUNNELING. IF A TUNNELING SCHEME IS TO BE SUCCESSFUL, THE INTERDEPENDENCE BETWEEN DESIGN AND THE SCHEME OF CONSTRUCTION MUST BE RECOGNIZED. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TUNNELLING ARE DESCRIBED, AND RELATED TO THEORIES OF INTERACTION BETWEEN A TUNNEL AND THE SURROUNDING GROUND. /RRL(A)/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 167-174, 6 FIG, 3 TAB, 12 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    South African Tunnelling Conf

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  • Authors:
    • Muirwood, A M
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

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  • Accession Number: 00235163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 81-84
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 1971 12:00AM