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Transportation Tunnels



Transportation Tunnels, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive text on tunneling and tunnel engineering applicable in general to all types of tunnels, with more detailed information on highway and railway tunnels. While the First Edition of the book was confined to deal with railway and highway tunnels, the Second Edition


  • ISBN: 9781138029811
  • Páginas: 370
  • Tamaño: 17x24
  • Edición:
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Año: 2016

Disponibilidad: 3 a 7 Días

Contenido Transportation Tunnels


•Covering all aspects of tunnels in general; and detailed requirements of tunnels used for movement of people and materials, including water conveyance tunnels

•Reviewing the historical development of tunnels, specially highway and railway tunnels at a global level

•Special focus on investigations, route selection and geotechnical engineering studies and design

•Covering the methodology of tunnelling through different types of rocks and soils using traditional methods and modern equipment

•Documents different problems involved in various aspects of tunnelling, monitoring and maintenance, illustrated with actual case studies


Transportation Tunnels, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive text on tunneling and tunnel engineering applicable in general to all types of tunnels, with more detailed information on highway and railway tunnels. While the First Edition of the book was confined to deal with railway and highway tunnels, the Second Edition is also extensively considering the latest trends in use of tunnels in different other fields. The book has been revised to provide coverage of water conveyance, navigation and material conveyance tunnels also and deals with these subjects in more detail.
It covers all aspects of investigation, design, construction, monitoring and maintenance of tunnels. Special emphasis has been laid on the geotechnical investigations, interpretation of findings and relating the same to the design as well as the construction of tunnels. The book reflects the advancements in the knowledge of ground behaviour and rock mechanics and also in construction technology, including use of TBM in the last two decades.
It covers in sufficient detail the basic requirements of tunnel profile, the geometric parameters, clearance requirements, aerodynamics, and cost economics in fixing alignments with different design parameters like curvature, gradient and operational requirements. It discusses in detail alternative forms of the cross section / profile and illustrates design methodology with examples.
The different methodologies that have been used in the past using timber or steel supports by stage wise expansion of cross sections and modern methodologies used for boring full profile using new tunneling methods and Tunnel Boring Machines are also comprehensively discussed.
Requirements of tunnels in respect of ventilation, lighting and drainage are adequately covered. Separate chapters have been included on ‘Instrumentation’ and ‘Tunnel Inspection and Maintenance’.
The expanded text on the use and advantages of methodologies and equipment for dealing with various aspects of construction of tunnels is based on observations through site visits, discussions with, and experiences of people as recorded on large number of tunneling works which have been taken up recently for railways, highways and urban transport subway projects.
The book can serve as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students and as a reference book for practicing engineers.

Table of Contents


Preface to Second Edition

Preface to First Edition

1. Introduction

1.1 General
1.2 Classification
1.3 Traffic/ Vehicular Tunnels
1.4 Conveyance Tunnels
1.5 Railway Tunnels in India
1.6 Scope of This Book
1.7 Definitions
1.8 References

2. Route Selection and Preliminary Investigations
2.1 Route Selection
2.2 Geometrical Parameters
2.3 Parameters For Highway Tunnels
2.4 Investigations
2.5 Geological Investigations
2.6 Hydrological Investigations
2.7 Gases and Rock Temperatures
2.8 Rock Temperature
2.9 References

3. Tunnel Requirements
3.1 General
3.2 Operational Requirements
3.3 Structural Requirements
3.4 Construction And Maintenance
3.5 Canal/Navigation Tunnels
3.6 Additional Requirements in Water Conveyance Tunnels
3.7 References

4. Design of Tunnels

4.1 General
4.2 Alignment
4.3 Gradient
4.4 Curvature
4.5 Determination of Cross-section
4.6 Geometric Shape Of Tunnel
4.7 Rock Pressure2
4.8 Design of Tunnel Lining
4.9 Design Practice of Indian Railway Tunnels
4.10 Modeling Approach to Design
4.11 References

5. Survey and Setting Out
5.1 General
5.2 Setting out on Surface
5.3 Use of Electronic Distance Measurements
5.4 Levelling
5.5 Setting out Inside of Tunnels
5.6 Transfer of Alignment Below G.l. at Intermediate Station
5.7 Setting out Curves 120
5.8 Setting out Line Through Compressed Airlock
5.9 Case Study: D.B.K Railline Tunnels
5.10 References

6. Tunnelling Operations
6.1 General
6.2 Preliminary Work
6.3 Tunnelling Methodologies
6.4 Tunnelling In Rock
6.5 Tunnel Supports
6.6 Tunnelling in Soft Rock and Soils
6.7 Excavation and Advancing Face
6.8 Soft-ground Tunnelling
6.9 Shield Tunnelling
6.10 Case Studies
6.11 References

7. Drilling, Blasting and Mucking
7.1 General
7.2 The Round
7.3 Drilling
7.4 Explosives
7.5 Drilling Operations
7.6 Safety
7.7 Rock Mass Characteritics and Alternate Strategies
7.8 Mucking Procedure
7.9 Tunnelling Machinery
7.10 Recent Developments in Drilling and Blasting
7.11 Problems in Tunnelling
7.12 References

8. Metro Tunnels
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Route Selection and Construction Methodology
8.3 Alignment and Track Design
8.4 Vertical Profile
8.5 Cover/Over Burden
8.6 Investigations
8.7 Cut-and-cover Construction
8.8 Construction Joints and Waterproofing
8.9 Shield Tunneling and use of Tunnel boring Machines
8.10 Design of Structure
8.11 Subaqueous Tunnels
8.12 Case Study-Chennai Metro Rail
8.13 References

9. Lining
9.1 General Requirements
9.2 Timing Placement of Lining
9.3 Sequence of Lining Operation
9.4 Formwork
9.5 Concreting
9.6 Compaction
9.7 Curing
9.8 Segmental Lining
9.9 References

10. Ventilation, Lighting and Drainage
10.1 Ventilation
10.2 Vehicle Emissions
10.3 Vehicle Emission Rates
10.4 Methods of Ventilation
10.5 Case Studies
10.6 Lighting
10.7 Drainage
10.8 Niches and Refuges
10.9 References

11. Instrumentation in Tunnelling
11.1 Necessity For Instrumentation.
11.2 Ground Movement Studies
11.3 Measurement and Monitoring Impact on Buildings/ Structures
11.4 Structural Monitoring

11.5 Location of Measuring Instruments
11.6 References

12. Inspection and Maintenance of Tunnels
12.1 General
12.2 Types of Inspection
12.3 Inspection Coverage and Documentation
12.4 Maintenance, Repairs And Rehabilitation
12.5 Practice Elsewhere
12.6 Recent Developments
12.7 References




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