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1st Edition

Soft Ground Tunnel Design

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ISBN 9781482254679
September 21, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
584 Pages 262 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Soft Ground Tunnel Design is a textbook that teaches the principles of tunnel and underground space design in soft ground. ‘Soft ground’ refers to soil, in contrast to rock. The book focuses on stability, prediction of ground movements, and structural design of the lining. It shows that the choice of excavation and support methods depends on ground stability; limitation of damage to the existing built environment; and health, safety and environmental considerations.

Benoît Jones builds on the basic principles of soil-structure interaction, the three-dimensional effects of construction sequence, and the effects of construction on other surface or subsurface structures in steps of gradually increasing complexity. The use of worked examples throughout, and example problems at the end of each chapter, give the reader confidence to apply their knowledge.

Engineers and graduate students will be able to:

• understand the basis for choosing an underground construction method and/or ground improvement method

• calculate heading stability

• predict ground movements

• understand the complex soil-structure interaction around an advancing tunnel

• design tunnel linings in soft ground using a variety of methods

• predict the effects of construction on the built environment and assess potential damage

Table of Contents

1. Books on Tunnel Construction Methods

2. Real Tunnel Behaviour

3. Undrained Stability

4. Drained Stability

5. Stability of Shafts

6. Stability and Eurocode 7

7. Global Design Using Analytical Solutions

8. Global Design Using Numerical Modelling

9. Lining Materials

10. Segmental Lining Design

11. Segment Design for Transient Loads

12. Sprayed Concrete Lining Design

13. Estimating Ground Movements

14. Estimating Building Damage

Appendix A. Derivation of Wedge-Prism Method

Appendix B. Details from Derivation of Curtis-Muir Wood Equations

Appendix C. Derivation of the Deflection of a Rectangular Simply-Supported Beam Under a Point Load

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Benoît Jones has worked in tunnelling as a designer, contractor and academic for more than 20 years. He set up and ran the MSc Tunnelling and Underground Space course at the University of Warwick and is now managing director of his own company, Inbye Engineering.