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    Introduction to Tunnel Construction

    By: Alfred Stark, David Chapman

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    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 which 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:both hard rock and soft ground conditionssite investigation, parameter selection and design considerationsmethods of improving the stability of the ground and lining techniquesdescriptions of the various tunnelling techniqueshealth and safety considerationsmonitoring of tunnels during construction.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.

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