Engineering Geology of the Channel Tunnel

Engineering Geology of the Channel Tunnel

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The Channel Tunnel has been called the greatest engineering project of the century, overcoming a unique set of financial, political and engineering challenges. This book provides a comprehensive insight into the events which culminated in the first dry link between Britain and France. It describes the relationship between the site investigation, data interpretation and construction of the works. It examines areas such as the difficulties inherent in predicting geology from a relatively small number of boreholes, revealing how the use of modern geophysical techniques and the study of microfossils helped in this respect. Other topics covered in this book include detailed analyses of the construction of two of the world's largest undersea caverns, the techniques used in the stabilization of major landslip, and the large-scale use of NATM for the excavation and support of a variety of underground structures. This book clearly demonstrates that without the science of geology and the dedication of all involved, the excavation of the Channel Tunnel would not have been completed so successfully.In the final analysis and despite the early difficulties and setbacks, the entire civil engineering construction component of the project (both ... The feasibility and conceptual design of the project depended upon broad knowledge of these subjects, the detailed planning and design ... 33.2.1 Geophysics In the Phase I and Phase II site investigations extensive use of geophysical survey techniques was made, anbsp;...

Title:Engineering Geology of the Channel Tunnel
Author:Colin S. Harris
Publisher:Thomas Telford - 1996-01-01


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