The following papers presented at the symposium reviewed and discussed the role of geomechanics in the investigation, design and construction of underground openings in New Zealand: Historical aspects of tunnelling in New Zealand, (Downer, AF); Engineering geological investigations for tunnel location and design, (Prebble, WM); Rock properties in situ stresses and underground openings, (Pender, MJ); Engineering classifications of rock for the determination of tunnel support, (Rutledge, JC); Tunnel portal practice, (Rutledge, JC); Finite element study of mine roadways, (Fama, ME and Parton, IM); Geomechancis and tunnelling machines, (Flynn, EA); Contracting for underground excavations, (Newsome, B); Documentation of tunnel data, (Oborn, LE); Instrumentation for tunnelling, (Olsen, AJ, Bryant, JM, Pender, MJ and Salt, PE); Terrace Tunnel Instrumentation--a construction viewpoint, (Osborne, HR and Ashcroft, RF); Kaimai--some tunnelling problems, (Bennion, JD and Hegan, BD); Engineering geology and construction, Western diverson tunnels, Tongariro power development, (Paterson, BR); Engineering geological aspects of Rangipo underground powerhouse, (Hegan, BD); Rock deformation investigations at Rangipo, (Bryant, JM and Deane, PA); and, The design of Rangipo underground powerhouse, (Millar, PJ). /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Technical Groups of the New Zealand Institution of Engineers and New Zealand Geomechanics Society, Volume 3, Issue 3(G), 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New Zealand Institution of Engineers

    101 Molesworth Street
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 256 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00195214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM