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.
The coverage includes:
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.
Introduction to Tunnelling
Site Investigation and Laboratory and Field Testing
Tunnelling Design Issues
Summary of Key Aspects
David Chapman is Reader in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Nicole Metje is a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Alfred Stärk is a Senior Tunnelling Manager with the tunnelling contractor ALPINE BeMo Tunnelling GmbH in Innsbruck, Austria.
Invaluable to recently graduated engineers and university students ... A comprehensive work that could well become the standard introductory text for early stage tunnellers, and could attract more engineers into tunnelling. As such, it should be heavily promoted.