Goel, R. K. and Jethwa, J.L and Dube, A.K. (1997) Support Pressure Assessment in Arched Underground Openings Through Poor Rock Masses. Engineering Geology, 48 (1-2). pp. 59-81. ISSN 0013-7952

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Himalayan tunnels provide challenging opportunities for working on the problem of assessment of support pressure in tunnels. A resume of the efforts by Indian researchers on this topic is presented in this paper, with a brief review and comparison with the approaches of Bieniawski (1979) and Barton et al. (1974; Analysis of Rock Mass Quality and Support Practice in Tunnelling, and a Guide for Estimating Support Requirements, Report by NGI, June). It is noted that Goel's classification of tunnelling conditions (Goel, 1994; Correlations for Predicting Support Pressures and Closures in tunnels. Ph.D. Thesis, Nagpur University, India, p. 308) is complementary to the Q-system. Contrary to Terzaghi's theory, support pressures are observed to be independent of opening size

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classification; Pressure; Tunnel; Squeezing; Supports; Weak rocks
Subjects: Bord and Pillar Mining
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2012 09:55
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2012 09:55
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/667

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