INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY IN CONSTRUCTION OF CIVIL AND MINING TUNNELS THROUGH THE USE OF HIGH-CAPACITY TUNNEL-BORING MACHINES AND CONTINUOUS BELT CONVEYOR MUCK HAULAGE

The use of a large diameter high production tunnel boring machine interfaced with a high capacity continuous belt conveyor system provides a highly productive and cost effective construction system for both civil and mining tunnels. Continuous advance of the tunnel boring machine for a distance of 1,000 feet (305 m) allows for very efficient operation of the system. The available cost reductions will likely prove that this approach to muck handling will make marginally viable projects economically feasible. For the covering abstract see IRRD 866966.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 799-819

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  • Accession Number: 00671170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1995 12:00AM