FUNDAMENTALS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF TUNNELS LOCATED IN SWELLING ROCK AND THEIR USE DURING CONSTRUCTION OF THE TURNING LOOP OF THE SUBWAY STUTTGART, 1978

The decisive causes for swelling phenomena in connection with tunnel structures, namely the addition of water onto the clay mineral corrensite as well as the transformation of anhydrite into gypsum under addition of water are discussed. A method is described for designing the lining of tunnels in swelling rock. General principles for the dependency of swelling displacements upon the primary stresses, the cross-section shape for the tunnel, and upon the overburden pressure are established. The influence and importance of the quantity of water necessary for the swelling processes are also pointed out.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publications of the Institute of Foundation Engineering Soil Mechanics and Rock Mechanics, Water Ways Construction, RWTH University of Aachen, West Germany, (English Edition) V6.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule

    Institute of Foundation Engineering, Templergraben 55
    5100 Aachen,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Wittke, W
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM