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.
- Sponsored in part by Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Mass. and Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, D.C. Office of Rail Technology.
Colorado School of Mines1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO United States 80401
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Rail Technology, 400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Faddick, R R
- Martin, J W
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Pagination: 291 p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo handling; Bulk carriers; Cargo handling equipment; Coal mining; Construction; Conveyors; Excavating equipment; Excavation; Excavation and tunneling; Materials management; Mattresses (Foundations); Meetings; Mining; Pipeline transportation; State of the art studies; Subways; Tunneling; Tunneling machines; Underground structures
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk transporters; Excavation equipment; Excavation technology; Mattresses; Mining equipment; Subway construction; Tunnel excavation; Underground
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Highways; Pipelines; Public Transportation;
- 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