David N. Chapman, Nicole Metje, Alfred Stark ... 432 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (November, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1498766242 - ISBN-13: 978-1498766241 ... 

Tunnelling provides a robust solution to a variety of engineering challenges. It is a complex process, which requires a firm understanding of the ground conditions as well as structural issues. This book covers the whole range of areas that you need to know in order to embark upon a career in tunnelling. It also includes a number of case studies of real tunnel projects, to demonstrate how the theory applies in practice. New features of this second edition include: the introduction of a Crossrail case study, focussing on the preparation work to receive a TBM into a station box; a case study updating the Utilisation Method for assessing the remaining structural capacity of sprayed concrete lining; and further information on recent developments in tunnel boring machines, including multimode machines.

The coverage includes: Both hard-rock and soft-ground conditions - Site investigation, parameter selection, and design considerations - Methods of improving the stability of the ground and lining techniques - Descriptions of the various main tunnelling techniques - Health and safety considerations - Monitoring of tunnels during construction - Description of the latest tunnel boring machines. Case studies with real examples, including London’s Crossrail: Clear, concise, and heavily illustrated, this is a vital text for final-year undergraduate and MSc students and an invaluable starting point for young professionals and novices in tunnelling.

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