This practical and design-oriented book focuses on ground characterization and structural calculation, as part of the active structural design methodology. With a focus on rock tunnelling it offers a comprehensive rather than a topic-based perspective, deriving sound tunnel design criteria and methods from basic principles. Ground characterization includes excavations, site investigation, and in situ stress determination, culminating in geotechnical classifications. The book then deals with various construction methods and their appropriate calculations, which range from constitutive models for the stress-strain behaviour of an excavation and tunnel support elements to a full stress–strain analysis methodology.
The heavily practical approach of the book draws on the authors’ twenty years of tunnelling experience in Spain and South America. It will help any young or established professional who wants to develop a career in the underground field across both civil engineering and geology. As it incorporates the very fundamentals of tunneling design, it can be used as a support for tunneling courses or as a textbook for master’s and PhD courses.
Benjamín Celada was Chief Tunnel Engineer at Hunosa and Potasas de Navarra S.A. before founding Geocontrol S.A. He has also worked for twenty years as Professor of Underground Works at the Polytechnic Mining University in Madrid, Spain.
Z. T. Bieniawski directed the Rock Mechanics Department of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria, then taught at the Pennsylvania State University for twenty years.
Table of Contents
1. Typology of underground excavations and design issues
2. Tunnel design methodologies
3. Site investigations
4. In situ state of stresses
5. Laboratory tests
6. Engineering classifications of rock masses
7. Methods for tunnel construction
8. Constitutive models to characterize the ground behavior
9. Types of tunnel supports
10. Stress–strain analysis
Z.T. BIENIAWSKI VON PREINL. Professor, directed the Rock Mechanics Department of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria (1967-1978). He then taught at the Pennsylvania State University for 20 years. Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Technical University of Madrid (2001) and from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland (2010). He was author of 12 books and over 200 research papers.
BENJAMIN CELADA TAMAMES was previously Chief Tunnel Engineer at Hunosa and Potasas de Navarra, S.A. developing Rock Mechanics activities before founding Geocontrol, S.A., engineering company specialised in Design and Engineering during Construction of Underground Works in which he is currently President and Chief Executive Officer. In 1992 he began to work as Professor of Tunnelling and Underground Works at the Polytechnic Mining University in Madrid (Spain) until he left in 2011 this position in order to manage the international expansion of Geocontrol, S.A. in Latin America.
"I believe the tunnel market is in need of books of this nature, which provides an encompassing vision rather than a single aspect of the subject."
- Alexandre R.A. Gomes, ITA Vice President
"[this book] will have great benefits for the tunneling industry"
- Nasri Munfah, WSP