TUNNELING, THE STATE OF THE ART

A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND EVALUATION IS PRESENTED OF THE STATE OF THE ART OF TUNNELING. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ARE RE- PORTED IN DETAIL, BASED ON THE AUTHORS' INSPECTION OF TUNNEL PROJECTS NOW UNDERWAY IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, EUROPE, AND JAPAN. THESE PERSONAL INSPECTIONS UNCOVERED A NUMBER OF RECENT TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES THAT MAY BE ADAPTABLE TO TUNNEL PROJECTS IN THIS COUNTRY. A THOROUGH RESEARCH OF ENGINEERING PUBLICATIONS ALSO HAS BEEN CONDUCTED AND PERTINENT FACTS RELATING TO TUNNELING HAVE BEEN INCORPORATED IN THIS REPORT. THROUGHOUT THE REPORT, AN EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO PRESENT TECHNICAL INFORMATION IN LAYMAN'S LANGUAGE WHEREVER POSSIBLE. CHAPTER 3 COVERS ROCK TUNNELING WITH MECHANICAL EXCAVATORS AND BY CONVENTIONAL DRILLING AND BLASTING METHODS. SOFT-GROUND AND SUBAQUEOUS TUNNELING BY VARIOUS METHODS IS DESCRIBED IN CHAPTER 4. IT INCLUDES A SECTION ON THE VARIOUS TYPES OF LINING USED FOR GROUND SUPPORT. CHAPTER 10 CONTAINS THE AUTHORS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SPECIFIC RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS, AS WELL AS THEIR EVALUATION OF HOW THE STATE OF THE ART OF TUNNELING WILL EVOLVE IN THE NEXT FIVE TO TEN YEARS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • H-766, pp 1-27
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mayo, Robert S & Associates

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  • Authors:
    • Mayo, R S
    • Adair, T
    • Jenny, R J
  • Publication Date: 1968-1

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  • Accession Number: 00215092
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM