Ground treatment for tunnelling can be required to increase the stability of the ground to a level where tunnel driving will be both practicable and safe, or to reduce ground water inflow to manageable amounts. Ground treatment may be required over the whole length of a tunnel drive or it may be applied to a short length only; it can be carried out before or during tunnel construction. It is important for designers and constructors of tunnels to be aware of the options available to treat the ground and the advantages and limitations of the various methods in differing ground conditions. This paper provides an introduction to the methods available to the tunneller to improve ground conditions for tunnelling and gives guidance on the factors influencing the choice of method.

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    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • WEST, G
    • O'REILLY, P
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 25-29
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  • Accession Number: 00188994
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM