Sprayed Concrete Lined Tunnels: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Sprayed Concrete Lined Tunnels

1st Edition

By Alun Thomas

CRC Press

264 pages

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Hardback: 9780415368643
pub: 2008-10-08
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Practising engineers on site, in the design office or in client organizations will find this book an excellent introduction to the design and construction of sprayed concrete lined (SCL) tunnels. The complex behaviour of the early age behaviour of the sprayed concrete requires careful management. This book covers all aspects of SCL tunnelling – from the constituents of sprayed concrete to detailed design and management during construction. Although there is a close interdependence between all the facets of sprayed concrete, few engineers have the right breadth of experience and expertise, and this urgently needs to be transferred to the wider engineering community.

Disseminating essential information for tunnelling engineers, Sprayed Concrete Lined Tunnels is key reading for all involved in or studying the process.


'This book by Alun Thomas fills a niche previously unfilled. It is not a ‘how to’ guide for sprayed concrete lined (SCL) tunnel design, or as the author puts it ‘is not a cook-book’, but it is filled with information and expertise that will be essential to an SCL designer…. It does what it says on the cover.'

- 'Barry New in Tunnelling Journal

Table of Contents

1. What is an SCL Tunnel? 2. Sprayed Concrete 3. Construction Methods 4. Design Approaches 5. Design Tools 6. Construction Management 7. Case Studies

About the Author

Alun Thomas is a senior engineer at Mott MacDonald Ltd. He has been involved in many of the recent major UK tunnelling projects such as the Jubilee Line Extension, Heathrow Express, Terminal 5 and Crossrail, as well as working on the design and construction of tunnels internationally.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General