TBM Tunnelling in Jointed and Faulted Rock

1st Edition

Nick R. Barton

CRC Press
Published January 1, 2000
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9789058093417 - CAT# RU41248

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

USD$85.95

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

This practical guide describes the stage-by-stage development of a method for predicting the penetration rate (PR) and the advance rate (AR) for tunnel boring machines based on an expanded version of the Q-value, QTBM. The author analyzes 145 TBM tunnels that total 1,000km in length. He then develops simple formulae to estimate PR and AR from the QTBM value and to back-calculate QTBM from performance data. The book quantitatively explains actual advance rates as high as five m/hr for one day or as low as 0.005 m/hr for several months. It also covers logging methods, empirical TBM tunnel support design, and numerical verification of support.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title