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Design and Construction of Tunnels

Analysis of controlled deformation in rocks and soils (ADECO-RS)

  • Shows a very new and effective way of tunnel construction

  • Written by a leading Italian expert with much practical experience


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. From the research to ADECO-RS

  3. The design stage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Pages 121-152
    3. Pages 153-173
    4. Pages 175-238
  4. The construction stage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Pages 241-320
    3. Pages 321-370
    4. Pages 371-380
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 381-576

About this book


This work illustrates how the Analysis of Controlled Deformation in Rocks and Soils (ADECO-RS) is used in the design and the construction of tunnels.

The ADECO-RS approach makes a clear distinction between the design and the construction stages and allows reliable forecasts of construction times and costs to be made. It uses the advance core (the core of ground ahead of the face) as a structural tool for the long and short term stabilisation of tunnels, after its rigidity has first been regulated using conservation techniques. Tunnels can consequently be driven in difficult stress-strain conditions to predetermined safety standards with operations industrialised and scheduled precisely.

Thanks to this approach design engineers have been able to employ industrial criteria in tunnel excavation, even under extremely difficult stress-strain conditions.


Deformation Response Diagnosis Response Control Therapy Verification deformation safety stress

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rocksoil SPAMilanoItaly

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