By Steve Redmond, Victor Romero
Each years, specialists and practitioners from world wide assemble on the prestigious speedy Excavation and Tunneling convention (RETC) to profit concerning the newest advancements in tunneling expertise, and the signature initiatives that support society meet its becoming infrastructure wishes. inside of this authoritative 1608-page e-book, you can find the a hundred and fifteen influential papers that have been provided supplying helpful insights from tasks all over the world. you will achieve from the teachings learned--often the tough way--from huge and important tasks in tricky floor conditions.
This booklet will take you underground for a realistic, up-close investigate headline-making initiatives from world wide. nearly each point of tunneling is tested. it truly is an crucial source for layout and building engineers and contractors within the large-scale civil tunnel who are looking to remain at the cutting edge in their career
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As described below, the joint spatial input used is comparable to Rock Class I and Rock Class II, as defined in the contract CM019 Geotechnical Interpretive Report in some cases. However, the assumption of zero cohesion and tensile strength for all joint sets is conservative. The spatial data used, were compared to actual field conditions encountered post-mining at GCT3. The existence of a fourth shallow dipping joint set encountered on the site of GCT3, was also verified with the CM. It is noted that based on the true dip and dip direction, the apparent dip angle for a vertical cross section looking south (direction of advance) was assumed for the UDEC input.
Figure 12 shows end views of representative wedges analyzed by UNWEDGE. The structural discontinuities, such as joints and foliation, included in the analysis are also assumed to be planar and continuous, which generally gives conservative results. For most sections of the GCT 4 wye caverns and crossover, an apex height of 20 ft was used to scale the wedges down to more realistic sizes. Analysis also considers the sequential excavation, and thus initial support design is performed for two excavation stages, TBM and enlargement.
This project is the result of an agreement (consent decree) with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve water quality in the District’s waterways, specifically Rock Creek and the Anacostia and Potomac rivers, by implementing a long term control plan (LTCP) to reduce sewagecontaminated storm water discharges (CSOs). The need for the LTCP is a result of many older developed areas of the District having combined sewer systems that carry both sanitary and storm flows. During periods of heavy rainfall, the combined sewers are overwhelmed by the increased flows causing overflow of untreated sewage into these rivers and their tributaries.
2011 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference Proceedings by Steve Redmond, Victor Romero