One of the world's currently largests tunnel projects is under construction at the Yangtze River estuary: the Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel project, with its length of 8950 m and a diameter of 15.43 m. The Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel. Theory, Design and Construction, which was presented as a special issue at the occasion of the 6th International Symposium Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS-Shanghai, China, 10-12 April 2008), contains a comprehensive collection of papers dedicated to one of the most complex underground works recently undertaken, and covers a variety of topics:
– Experiment and design;
– Construction and monitoring;
– Theoretical analysis and numerical simulation;
– Risk assessment, and
– Project management.
This book will be invaluable to scientists and engineers working in the analysis, design, construction and management of tunnels in soft ground.