OVERVIEW OF MECHANICAL TUNNELING MACHINES AND TECHNIQUES FOR SOFT GROUND

This paper covers the construction of tunnels by mechanical excavators in soft ground and includes equipment such as shields and excavators and major subsystems, including excavation ground support, and materials handling. The paper is intended as an introduction to the subject for persons not specifically associated with soft-ground tunneling. Only the most common tunneling methods are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For Meeting held April 10-12, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Morrell, R J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: n 780480 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM