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Underground Infrastructures

Planning, Design, and Construction

Underground facilities, such as tunnels, sewer, water and gas networks form the backbone of the economic life of the modern city. In densely populated areas where the demands for transportation and services are rapidly increasing and the construction of new roads and railways are prohibited, the construction of a tunnel might be the only alternative. Brief and readable, this reference is based on a combined 75 years of field experience and places emphasis is on simple practical rules for designing and planning, underground infrastructures. The books’ begins with a clear and rigorous exposition of the classification of underground space, important considerations such as geological and engineering and underground planning. This is followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications for underground water storage, underground car parks, underground metros & road tunnels and underground storage of crude oil, lpg and natural gas. The book has 15 chapters covering various usage of underground space. There are about 135 figures and tables. The book contains about 20 case histories/examples.

One of the first book to address all of the major areas in which this technology is used, this book deals with major topics such as: hydroelectric projects with modern planning of complex underground structures; underground storages of food items, crude oil and explosives and highly cautious underground nuclear waste repositories. Rail and road tunnels and TBM are described briefly. Risk management in underground infrastructures is of vital importance. Civil Engineers, Mining Engineers, and Geotechnical Engineers will find this book a valuable guide to designing and planning underground infrastructures both in terms of its applications.

Audience

Construction Engineers, Construction Managers, Structural Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, and Earthquake Engineers

Hardbound, 352 Pages

Published: May 2012

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-397168-5

Reviews

  • "Goel (Central Institute of Mining & Fuel Research, India), his long-time collaborator Bhawani Singh, and Jian Zhao (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland) provide a broad guide to underground elements of cities for city planners, civil and mining engineers, architects, military engineers, administrators, and municipal authorities. Among their topics are the classification of underground space, the underground storage of water, underground metro and road tunnels, civil facilities underground, and contractual risk sharing."--Reference and Research Book News, October 2012


Contents

  • 1. INTRODUCTION

    2. CLASSIFICATION OF UNDERGROUND SAPCE

    3. IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

    4. UNDERGROUND PLANNING

    5. UNDERGROUND STORAGE OF FOOD ITEMS

    6. UNDERGROUND WATER STORAGE

    7. UNDERGROUND CAR PARKS

    8. UNDERGROUND METROS & ROAD TUNNELS

    9. UNDERGROUND STORAGE OF CRUDE OIL, LPG AND NATURAL GAS

    10. UNDERGROUND SPACE FOR CIVIC FACILITIES

    11. UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES FOR HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS

    12. UNDERGROUND SHELTERS FOR WAR TIME

    13. UNDERGROUND STORAGE OF AMMUNITIONS AND EXPLOSIVES

    14. UNDERGROPUND NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORIES

    15. CONTRACTUAL RISK SHARING

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