WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TUNNELING TECHNIQUES

TUNNELING TECHNIQUES ARE RECOMMENDED TO SOLVE SOME OF THE PROBLEMS OF METROPOLITAN AREA CONGESTION. TUNNELS UNDER STREETS, FOR MASS TRANSIT USE, AND TO REPLACE SOME OF THE NORMAL CONDUITS' WATER, WASTE WATER, STORM DRAINAGE AND ELECTRIC AND GAS, ARE RECOMMENDED. EQUIPMENT FOR DRIVING TUNNELS AND FOR LINING THEM IS AVAILABLE AND METHODS FOR ECONOMICAL CONSTRUCTION ARE WELL ESTABLISHED. TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION MAY BE CLASSED UNDER 3 GENERAL TYPES' SOFT EARTH, ROCK, AND A COMBINATION OF ROCK AND SOIL CALLED MIXED-FACE. NOT ONLY IS TUNNELING A QUICK AND EFFECTIVE METHOD BUT IT HAS ADVANTAGES IN THAT THE WORK IS LITTLE AFFECTED BY THE WEATHER, IT IS CLEAN AND LARGELY UNOBJECTIONABLE TO BUSINESS, AND EXISTING SURFACE STRUCTURES AND USES ARE LITTLE AFFECTED.

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    • Vol 97, No 8,PP 105-106, 5 FIG
  • Authors:
    • White, T L
    • Taradash, S
    • Vaupel, K H
  • Publication Date: 1966-8

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  • Accession Number: 00214688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1994 12:00AM