Design and Construction of Tunnels: Analysis of Controlled Deformations in Rocks and Soils14 December 2017
Design and Construction of Tunnels: Analysis of Controlled Deformations in Rocks and Soils
Geological hazard and the lack of appropriate survey, design and construction instruments for tackling those terrains we call “difficult”, with good prospects of success, have always made the design and construction of underground works a risky affair, which could not therefore be faced with the same degree of accuracy as other civil engineering works. As a consequence they have always occupied a subordinate position with respect to similar surface constructions and in the past they were only resorted to when the latter seemed impractical or of little use.
The purpose of this book is not just to illustrate the basic concepts of the approach as fully and exhaustively as possible and to show how, by following its principles, underground works can be designed and constructed with a reliability and accuracy never attained before. Its purpose is above all to furnish the scientific community with a useful reference text around which all may work together to improve the ADECO-RS approach or even to go beyond it.