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Handbook of Tunnel Engineering I: Structures and Methods

Bernhard Maidl, Markus Thewes, Ulrich Maidl, David S. Sturge (Translator)

ISBN: 978-3-433-03048-6 October 2013 482 Pages



Tunnel engineering is one of the oldest, most interesting but also challenging engineering disciplines and demands not only theoretical knowledge but also practical experience in geology, geomechanics, structural design, concrete construction, machine technology, construction process technology and construction management. The two-volume "Handbuch des Tunnel- und Stollenbaus" has been the standard reference for German-speaking tunnellers in theory and practice for 30 years. The new English edition is based on a revised and adapted version of the third German edition and reflects the latest state of knowledge. The book is published in two volumes, with the first being devoted to more practical themes of construction and construction process in drill and blast and mechanised tunnelling. Microtunnelling and ventilation are also dealt with. All chapters include practical examples.

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Volume I: Structure and Methods
Support methods
The classic methods and their further development
Shotcrete tunnelling
Drill and blast tunnelling
Mechanised tunnelling
The drilling of small sections
Ventilation during the construction phase