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Theory and Practice on Tunnel Engineering

Hasan Tosun

Eskişehir Osmangazi University

A full professor in Geotechnical Engineering, former head of the Earthquake Research Center, and current president of the Turkish Society on Dam Safety.


Adverse Geological Features Geological Investigation Ground-Support Interaction Analytical Design Methods Conventional Techniques Tunnel Boring Machine Road/Highway Tunnel Designing Tunnel Space Tunnel Supports Emergency Power Supply Railway Tunnel Robotic Tunneling

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Tunnel construction is an expensive endeavor when compared with other engineering structures. The cost of the support system can rise up to thirty to forty percent of the total cost, even to seventy percent for some projects. Therefore, engineers should take into account more data with sophisticated design methods and use more effective techniques during the construction stage. There are so many long and large tunnels with various purposes in the World, especially for highways, railways, water conveyance, and energy production. Tunnels can be designed effectively by means of two and three-dimensional numerical models. Ground-structure interaction is one of the significant factors acting on economic and safe design.

The aim of this book is to collect recently obtained data about tunnel engineering for planning and design stages, to mention experiences obtained during construction, to suggest more appropriate design and construction measures to the stability problem, and to introduce practices resulted in large case studies of Tunnel Engineering.

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Date completed: November 20th 2020

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Hasan Tosun

Eskişehir Osmangazi University

Hasan Tosun is a professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey. He is the president of the National Association of Dam Safety in Turkey. Dr. Tosun specializes in geotechnics for dam and tunnel engineering and teaches Soil Mechanics and Engineering Geology. Up to 1997, he worked at the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works and supervised the geotechnical studies of large dams constructed in Turkey. He has over 250 technical papers published in national and international journals and conference proceedings and is the author of six books on soil mechanics and geotechnical studies. He is a member of the National Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.

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