Tunnelling and Tunnel Mechanics

A Rational Approach to Tunnelling

  • Dimitrios Kolymbas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-30
    3. Pages 75-129
    4. Pages 131-157
    5. Pages 159-170
    6. Pages 203-209
    7. Pages 211-215
  3. Tunnelling Mechanics

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 379-439

About this book


The book covers not only practical aspects but also the underlying theoretical approaches. It also covers the fundamentals of rock mechanics. It addresses not only students but also professionals who are interested to understand the underlying principles and methods and – possibly – to further develop them. Emphasis is given to the mechanical approach rather than to hardly tractable empirical statements. The text is concise and comprises a large list of citations. Publications of the English and German speaking scientific communities have been taken into account.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Dimitrios Kolymbas
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für Bauingenieurwissenschaften Institut für Infrastruktur Arbeitsbereich für Geotechnik und TunnelbauUniversität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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