Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Date

03 Jun 1993, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Abstract

The correlation of tunnel movement versus rock mass quality was investigated using actual monitored data as well as theoretical studies. Results revealed that meaningful empirical correlation between the commonly used rock mass rating system and tunnel deformation can be obtained only if geological structure and in-situ stresses are taken into account. In this respect, the commonly used rock mass rating system is not very suitable for such purpose. A new parameter using rock mass strength normalized by in-situ stress level appears to be more suitable for establishing the relationship between tunnel deformation and rock mass quality.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

3rd Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Performance of a Large Diameter Tunnel in Weak Rocks

St. Louis, Missouri

The correlation of tunnel movement versus rock mass quality was investigated using actual monitored data as well as theoretical studies. Results revealed that meaningful empirical correlation between the commonly used rock mass rating system and tunnel deformation can be obtained only if geological structure and in-situ stresses are taken into account. In this respect, the commonly used rock mass rating system is not very suitable for such purpose. A new parameter using rock mass strength normalized by in-situ stress level appears to be more suitable for establishing the relationship between tunnel deformation and rock mass quality.