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Engineering the Channel Tunnel

1st Edition

Edited by Colin Kirkland

CRC Press

344 pages

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pub: 1995-07-27
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The Channel Tunnel may be the greatest engineering project in Europe this century. This book describes the tremendous engineering achievement of the construction of the tunnel. Written by twenty of the key engineers involved, it provides a fascinating, informative and inspiring account of the project for both engineering professionals and general readers.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Geology. Control and construction surveys. Tunnel Lining design. Initial access developments. Tunnel boring machines. Construction logistics. Radio links. Power system. Signalling and train control. Terminal and tunnel trackwork. Locomotives. Passenger-vehicle shuttle fleet. Freight shuttle fleet. Aerodynamics, ventilation and cooling. Fire detection and supression. Lighting. Service tunnel and vehicles. Terminal design and construction. Terminal traffic management. Operating the tunnel. Safety management. Conclusion. Index.

About the Editor

Colin Kirkland

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials