Civil Engineering for Underground Rail Transport - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408043434, 9781483102542

Civil Engineering for Underground Rail Transport

1st Edition

Editors: J. T. Edwards
eBook ISBN: 9781483102542
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th August 1990
Page Count: 560
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Civil Engineering for Underground Rail Transport focuses on civil engineering techniques in underground rail construction. The book first discusses the need for underground rail transport, including justification of underground systems and the techniques of civil engineering in underground construction. The text looks at civil engineering aspects of route planning. Curvature and gradients, drainage, ventilation, working sites, rolling stock depots, and construction materials are discussed. The book also discusses civil engineering aspects of station location and design, ground treatment, and tracks for underground railways. The text then examines cut and cover design and construction in reinforced concrete. Form and layout, construction methods, soil/structure interaction, reinforced concrete design, and design development are described. The compilation also looks at the construction of concrete piling and diaphragm walls, hand-dug caissons or wells, large reinforced concrete caissons, and immersed-tube and precast concrete tunnels. Tunneling machines and types of tunnels are also described. The book is a good source of information for readers interested in civil engineering.

Table of Contents




1 Introduction

2 Civil Engineering Aspects of Route Planning

3 Civil Engineering Aspects of Station Location and Design

4 Ground Treatment

5 Track for Underground Railways

6 Cut and Cover Design and Construction in Reinforced Concrete

7 Diaphragm Walls

8 Concrete Piling Walls

9 Hand-dug caissons or wells

10 Large Reinforced Concrete Caissons

11 Immersed-Tube Tunnels

12 Precast Concrete Tunnels

13 Tunnels in Soil and Weak Rock

14 Tunnels in Soils - Formal Linings

15 Tunneling Machines in Soft Ground

16 Tunneling Machines in Hard Rock

17 Hard Rock Runnels

18 Tunnels in Compressed Air

19 Large-Diameter and Non-circular Tunnels

20 Multi-Bore Station Tunnels

21 Station Facilities

22 Influence of Air-Treatment Systems

23 Civil Defense Requirements



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