STANDARDIZATION AND METRIC CONVERSION FOR TUNNELING, UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION AND MINING

Improvements in tunneling and underground construction and increased access to the underground have followed the first successful use of a tunnel-boring machine. Research programs have been initiated to develop faster and less expensive methods for excavation and tunneling. This symposium discussed the potential benefits of standardization in manufacture of equipment and in construction and mining operations. Because metric conversion should be planned concurrently, particularly in areas of new development such as mechanized tunneling, the subject of metric conversion was included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • These papers were presented and discussed at the Symposium held on May 21-22, 1974, Washington, D.C., sponsored by US National Committee on Tunneling Technology. This project was financially supported under contact NSF-C310-294-000, by The National Science Foundation Research Applied to National Needs (RANN).
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council

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  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 170 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM