Stability Assessment for Underground Excavations and Key Construction Techniques

  • Hanhua Zhu
  • Mengchong Chen
  • Yu Zhao
  • Fusheng Niu

Part of the Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering book series (SPRTRCIENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Stable Equilibrium Theory and Key Techniques for Underground Excavations

  3. Application of Stable Equilibrium Theory to Construction of Mountain Tunnels

  4. Application of Stable Equilibrium Theory to Urban Underground Engineering Construction

About this book


This book examines how the state of underground structures can be determined with the assistance of force, deformation and energy. It then analyzes mechanized shield methods, the New Austrian tunneling method (NATM) and conventional methods from this new perspective. The book gathers a wealth of cases reflecting the experiences of practitioners and administrators alike. Based on statistical and engineering studies of these cases, as well as lab and field experiments, it develops a stability assessment approach incorporating a stable equilibrium, which enables engineers to keep the structure and surrounding rocks safe as long as the stable equilibrium and deformation compliance are maintained.

The book illustrates the implementation of the method in various tunneling contexts, including soil-rock mixed strata, tunneling beneath operating roads, underwater tunnels, and tunnel pit excavation. It offers a valuable guide for researchers, designers and engineers, especially those who are seeking to understand the underlying principles of underground excavation.


Key construction techniques Soil-rock-mixed strata Stability control underwater tunnels Tunnel pit excavation

Authors and affiliations

  • Hanhua Zhu
    • 1
  • Mengchong Chen
    • 2
  • Yu Zhao
    • 3
  • Fusheng Niu
    • 4
  1. 1.Highway Department of Zhejiang ProvinceHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Ningbo Communications Planning Institute Co., Ltd.NingboChina
  3. 3.Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  4. 4.Ningbo Communications Planning Institute Co., Ltd.NingboChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3010-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3011-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-259X
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-2603
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