DATABASE OF TBM PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BETWEEN 1950 AND 1990 AND AN ASSESSMENT OF ASSOCIATED GROUND-STRENGTH LIMITATIONS

A review of all major tunnel boring machine (TBM) projects from 1974 to 1990 has been undertaken and the results entered into a database. A similar database was prepared from information obtained from a principal TBM manufacturer covering the period 1952 to 1990. The database includes information such as machine specifications, machine performance data, tunnel specifications, and ground characteristics. The database can be used as a guide to gauge potential machine performance in a range of ground conditions and tunnel geometries. The review also indicates that current TBM technology is limited to certain ground strength conditions. (A)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • HOWARTH, D F
  • Publication Date: 1994-4

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00665165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM