Tunnelling in Soil and Rock

by K. Y. Lo, Prof.; Faculty of Engrg. Sci., Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-399-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-399-8 (ISBN-10), 1984, Soft Cover, Pg. 190
13.2 x 21.3 cm
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Conference information: Two Sessions at GEOTECH '84 | Atlanta, Georgia, United States | May 14-16, 1984

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The relationship between tunnel design and construction is covered with emphasis on case histories of field measurements and performance. A general report emphasizes the importance of non-technical factors in tunnel construction. It is pointed out that procedures for determining the protective measures against damage to adjacent buildings are inadequate and that design of tunnel lining tends to be conservative. The practical aspects of lining design is also addressed with example analyses performed for a specific project. A simple method for predicting surface settlement is presented and the results of analysis of twelve case histories indicate that the procedure developed may be used for preliminary design purposes. Geological mapping in a complex environment, performed during the driving of the tunnels in Atlanta is reported. The three-dimensional effects of tunnel face advance on stresses, displacements and ground response are covered. Case histories of field measurements of stresses and displacements are presented and the application of these results to design and performance evaluation are reviewed.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Tunneling | Rocks | Tunnels | Construction management | Building design | Linings | Displacement (mechanics) | Atlanta | Georgia | United States


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