Design of Tunnels

Authored by: S. Ponnuswamy , D. Johnson Victor

Transportation Tunnels

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138029811
eBook ISBN: 9781498785488
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b21639-5

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Abstract

A tunnel design has to cover the following elements: (a) geometry of alignment, (b) tunnel profile or cross-section, (c) design of supports and lining and (d) design of transition (applicable to water conveyance tunnels). Geometry of alignment includes the following: (i) elevation or level, (ii) gradient and (iii) curvature.

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