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.The Channel Tunnel project is large by any standard and although arguably relatively simple conceptually in most civil engineering ... to be made before adequate site specific information was available, and they therefore were made based on historical, personal and group experience. ... The feasibility and conceptual design of the project depended upon broad knowledge of these subjects, the detailedanbsp;...

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


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