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These guidelines, prepared by Working Group 2 (Research) of the International Tunnelling Association, are presented in three parts: Part I describes the outline of the procedure of design. Part II presents the detailed design methods. Part III provides references, including examples of design....
The paper deals with analysis of the dynamic response of the rock surrounding tunnels during earthquakes. The analysis presented illustrates the effect of the dynamic loads on the stability of tunnels. It is concluded that the stresses induced by earthquakes are usually much smaller than the...
The Subsurface Planning Working Group of the International Tunnelling Association organized a survey of planning and mapping of subsurface space and issued a general report summarizing from various countries in 1999. The contents and volume of the contribution from Japan were significantly...
This paper presents the results of a study into the application of neuro-fuzzy methods to model the performance of tunnel boring machines. A database consisting of over 640 TBM projects in rock has been used. It is shown that neuro-fuzzy methods give better results than other, more conventional,...
This report presents the findings of a study undertaken by Working Group 4 (Subsurface Planning) of the International Tunnelling Association. The study compared practices in nine countries—Australia, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Turkey—concerning the...
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