Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

Described is the case history of Stillwater Tunnel highlighting the aspects of design, construction, instrumentation, and contracting procedures, which on September 14, 1983, culminated in the successful holethrough for this 8.03-mile (12.92-km) long water conveyance tunnel. The case study demonstrates that for a successful project it is essential to carefully select a ·compatible excavation system and a contractor who has the incentive to complete the project within the resources of available time and budget. The study illustrates the weaknesses in the current state of the technology for design and construction of deep and long tunnels and urges an improvement of the subsurface investigation techniques which could be applicable for deep tunnels.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

5-6-1984

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1984 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Stillwater Tunnel, Central Utah Project, Utah - Case History

Described is the case history of Stillwater Tunnel highlighting the aspects of design, construction, instrumentation, and contracting procedures, which on September 14, 1983, culminated in the successful holethrough for this 8.03-mile (12.92-km) long water conveyance tunnel. The case study demonstrates that for a successful project it is essential to carefully select a ·compatible excavation system and a contractor who has the incentive to complete the project within the resources of available time and budget. The study illustrates the weaknesses in the current state of the technology for design and construction of deep and long tunnels and urges an improvement of the subsurface investigation techniques which could be applicable for deep tunnels.