Because of their complexity and scale, metro structures capture all the essential aspects of a cut-and-cover structure, and so are given primary focus in this book. The design of a metro construction is outlined coherently and in detail; and the reader is shown how to apply this design process equally well to other, relatively simple, cut-and-cover structures.
Geotechnical and structural engineering principles are combined with both design and construction practice to make this book a unique guide for engineers.
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"A one-stop resource for engineers working on any cut-and-cover structure." - World Tunnelling
1. Introduction 2. General Planning 3. Structural Form 4. Construction Overview 5. Ground and Wall Support 6. Groundwater Control 7. Interaction – I 8. Interaction – II 9. Interaction – III 10. Conceptual Design 11. Engineering Properties of Soils 12. Identification of Loads 13. Assessment of Earth Pressures 14. Assessment of Surcharge Loads, 15. Assessment of Seismic Loads, 16. Slurry Trench Stability – I 17. Slurry Trench Stability – II 18. Groundwater Flow, 19. Phenomenon of Heave 20. Prediction of Heave 21. Containment of Heave 22. Flotation 23. Design Parameters 24. Load Factors & Combinations 25. Modelling & Boundary Conditions 26. Structural Analysis – I 27. Structural Analysis – II. Appendices: A. Typical Loadings & Parameters B. Design of Derailment Barrier C. Identification of Soil Types D. Stability of Simple Slopes E. Diffusion of Stress Relief