SOFT GROUND TUNNELLING IN GREAT BRITAIN WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE VICTORIA LINE

THE PAPER DEALS WOTH METHODS OF TUNNELLING IN SOFT GROUND CONDITIONS AS EXPERIENCED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE VICTORIA LINE TUNNELS IN LONDON. AN APPRAISAL OF THE TYPES OF TUNNEL LINING IN CURRENT USAGE IS INCLUDED, AND ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO THE IMPACT WHICH EXPANDED LININGS HAVE MADE IN THIS FIELD. MINING METHODS ARE REVIEWED, AND THE POTENTIAL AND LIMITATIONS OF FULLY MECHANIZED MINING BY DIGGER SHIELDS ARE DISCUSSED, TOGETHER WITH SPECIAL TECHNIQUES DEVISED FOR NON-COHESIVE GROUND. IN ADDITION THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE COMPRESSED AIR METHOD ARE DISCUSSED. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    The Mining Engineer /UK

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  • Authors:
    • Thompson, D M
  • Publication Date: 1968-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 334-45

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00210240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1974 12:00AM