Of all areas of heavy construction, tunnel projects are subject to perhaps the greatest degree of uncertainty from the standpoint of predicting cost and progress. Sources of uncertainty include the unknown nature of geologic conditions along the tunnel alignment, and the difficulty of estimating the performance of men and equipment within the narrow confines of the tunnel. In this report a method is presented for explicitly reflecting these uncertainties in estimates of the time and cost of tunnel construction.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also pub. as Tunnel Construction-5.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    National Science Foundation

    Division of Advanced Technology Applications
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Wyatt, R D
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 211 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R75-13 Tech. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-GI-34029
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1981 12:00AM