MATERIALS HANDLING FOR URBAN TUNNELING IN ROCK
An examination of prior forecasts of tunnel construction provides an estimate of 2.4 million feet of rock tunnel to be constructed during the 1976-2000 period. Tunnel projects for the near term (1980+) and far term (1990+) periods are defined for study. The flow and characteristics of materials handled are defined for the tunnel projects. The state-of-the-art and status of R&D programs for materials handling are reviewed. Based on extensive interviews with representatives of tunnel contractors, equipment manufacturers, government agencies, and consultants, the application of various methods of material handling to tunneling is discussed, including conventional rail haulage, crane and hoist lifting, and horizontal transport and lifting by hydraulic and pneumatic pipeline and by conveyor. Total job cost estimates using these modes of material transport are obtained (with material handling costs isolated) by modification of an estimating technique used for preparing contractor bid estimates. A comparison of the results indicates that major cost savings through substitution of alternative material handling modes should not be anticipated. R&D program elements are recommended to assure that material transport will not become the limiting factor as the rate of tunnel excavation increases in future years.
Holmes and Narver, IncorporatedOrange, CA United States
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Duncan, J M
- Giamboni, L A
- Schneider, H V
- Sperry, P E
- Publication Date: 1979-5
- Pagination: 349 p.
- TRT Terms: Belt conveyors; Construction; Construction equipment; Construction projects; Conveyors; Cost estimating; Development; Estimates; Excavation; Forecasting; Hoists; Hydraulic equipment; Materials management; Mine cars; Pipeline transportation; Pipelines; Pneumatic conveyors; Research; Rocks; Slurry; State of the art studies; Subways; Tunneling; Tunnels; Urban areas
- Uncontrolled Terms: Research and development
- Old TRIS Terms: Bucket conveyors; Chain conveyors; Excavation technology; Hydraulic conveyors; Rock tunneling; Slurries; Subway construction; Tunnel excavation
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Geotechnology; Highways; Pipelines; Public Transportation; Research; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00199068
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0100-79-9Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1281
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 7 1981 12:00AM