PROGRAMME OF LABORATORY PILOT AND FULL-SCALE EXPERIMENTS IN TUNNEL BORING

The paper reviews research being carried out at TRRL aimed at improving the performance of tunnelling machines. From early investigations into the cutting and mechanical properties of chalk, further studies followed on reconstituted chalk and also full-scale trials with a 5 M diameter tunnelling machine. Laboratory tests were also carried out on bunter sandstone and magnesian limestone. In addition, preparations for monitoring the performance of A tunnelling machine in a coal mine are at an advanced stage. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tunnelling '76--Proceedings of an International Symposium organized by Institution of Mining and Metal March 1-5, 1976, London, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mining & Metallurgy

    44 Portland Place
    London W1N 4BR,   England 
  • Authors:
    • O'REILLY, M P
    • Roxborough, F F
    • Hignett, H J
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00159779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM