PROCEEDINGS OF WORKSHOP ON MATERIALS HANDLING FOR TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION HELD AT KEYSTONE, COLORADO ON AUGUST 3-5, 1977

With the anticipated increases in tunnel construction in the next decade greater demands will be made on transportation systems to remove tunnel muck at rates consistent with tunnel excavation rates. Conventional materials-handling systems such as rail, rubber-tire vehicles, and conveyors will have to expand their capabilities. Simultaneously, hybrid and lesser known systems such as pneumatic and slurry pipelines must be considered as potential systems for muck haulage, particularly since they show substantial promise of being capable of transporting the muck volumes projected for the next decade. A workshop entitled, 'Materials Handling for Tunnel Construction', was held August 3, 4, 5, 1977 at Keystone, Colorado. Experts were invited from the construction, metal and non-metal mining industries. The participants evaluated the state of the art of materials-handling systems for underground construction, exchanged information on current systems applications and research, itemized research needs, and produced a written summary of their conclusions. This report comprises the proceedings of the workshop.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Mass. and Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, D.C. Office of Rail Technology.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois Street
    Golden, CO  USA  80401

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Rail Technology, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Faddick, R R
    • Martin, J W
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Pagination: 291 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-97-50
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM