REPRESENTATIVE GROUND PARAMETERS FOR STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF TUNNELS; VOLUME 2 IN SITU TESTING TECHNIQUES

This report is the second in a series reporting the results of the above titled study. This document, Volume II, is principally concerned with in situ site investigation techniques but also considers the preliminary phases of a site investigation program, classification and correlation systems applicable to underground design and construction, and large scale field testing procedures. Volume I is concerned with the thought processes and considerations related to the planning and supplementation of site investigation programs for tunnel design and construction. It is intended that these documents will provide guidance to those engineers responsible for the planning and implementation of site investigation programs related to tunnel design and construction. This report will also be of value to owners, contractors and others in the underground construction community. Volume III summarizes currently used analytical design procedures, ascertains the geotechnical parameters required as input into these design procedures, and assesses the significance of these geotechnical parameters. Volume IV consists of a review of the literature on case studies pertaining to tunnel design and construction. Knowledge gained which may be of significant benefit to future tunnel designers and contractors is cited. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hampton (Delon) and Associates, Chartered

    8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800
    Silver Spring, MD  USA  20910

    Federal Highway Administration

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • HAMPTON, D
    • McCusker, T G
    • Essex, R J
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 319 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-80-013 Final Rpt., FCP 35B3-032
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9150
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM