IMPROVED DESIGN OF TUNNEL SUPPORTS. VOLUME 5: EMPIRICAL METHODS IN ROCK TUNNELING - REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Volume 5 evaluates empirical methods in tunneling. Empirical methods that avoid the use of an explicit model by relating ground conditions to observed prototype behavior have played a major role in tunnel design. The main objective of this volume is to provide the tunneling profession with a review of empirical methods, and to also present some guidelines on what empirical methods are best suited for observational (adaptable) tunneling procedures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 4, PB80-225188. Also available in set of 5 reports PC E99, PB80-225147.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • STEINER, W
    • Einstein, H H
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 557 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-80-27-VFinal Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1489
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM