Tunnelling in Weak Rocks, 1st Edition

Tunnelling in Weak Rocks, 1st Edition,Bhawani Singh,R Goel,ISBN9780080449876


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Key Features

  • Based on extensive field research experiences in Himalayan region and Alps
  • Exclusive chapters on tunnelling hazards, squeezing ground conditions (a full detailed case study), swelling ground conditions, critical state rock mechanics, etc.
  • Supported by over 180 figures and 90 tables of data, and test examples (with solutions)


Vast knowledge has been developed in the area of tunnelling in weak rocks over the years, and this book bridges an important gap by bringing all the information together for the benefit of the tunnelling Industry. In particular, tunnelling in poor conditions is a huge challenge for engineers and designers, and this book tackles all typical problems headon.

Topics covered include classification approach, design approaches for site-specific grounds, a new invention on shielded tunnel boring machine, case histories, tunnel mechanics, risk engineering and management culture.


Highly trained and experienced civil engineers, transport planners, building services, environmental disciplines, architects and quantity surveyors

Bhawani Singh

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Institiute of Technology, India

R Goel

Affiliations and Expertise

Central Mining Research Institute, India

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Tunnelling in Weak Rocks, 1st Edition

1. Introduction

2. Application Of Geophysics In Tunnelling And Site Survey Activities

3. Terzaghi's Rock Load Theory

4. Rock Mass Rating (RMR)

5. Rock Mass Quality Q

6. Rock Mass Number

7. Strength Of Discontinuities

8. Strength Enhancement Of Rock Mass Intunnels

9. New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM)

10. Norwegian Method Of Tunnelling (NMT)

11. Blasting For Tunnels And Roadways

12. Rock Bolting

13. Tunnelling Hazards

14. Tunnel Instrumentation

15. Tunnelling Machines

16. Rock Mass Quality For Tunnel Boring Machines (QTBM)

17. Metro Tunnels

18. Tunnelling In Swelling Rocks

19. Tunnelling Through Squeezing Ground Condition

20. Case History Of Tunnel In Squeezing Ground

21. Tunnels In Seismic Area

22. Rock Burst In Tunnels

23. Pressure Tunnels

24. Shafts

25. Half Tunnels

26. Contractual Risk Sharing

27. Rate Of Tunnelling

28. Integrated Method Of Tunnelling

29. Critical State Rock Mechanics And Its Applications
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