Complete List of Different Methods of Tunnel Construction | Principal Tunneling Types

Cut and Cover Construction using Side Slopes Excavation- Ft McHenry Tunnel

Methods of Tunnel Construction The method of Tunnel construction adopted for a project depends on various factors. Tunnel construction and Tunnel Engineering is considered to be one of the most sophisticated and specialized art in the field of Civil Engineering. Unpredictable ground conditions, environmental requirements and geological factors makes Tunneling a challenging job. Like immersed … Read more Complete List of Different Methods of Tunnel Construction | Principal Tunneling Types

Road tunnels or Vehicular Tunnels | Types & Shapes | Components | Advantages & Considerations

Road Tunnel at Guanajuato, Mexico - Horseshoe shaped

Road Tunnels or Vehicular Tunnels Road tunnels or vehicular tunnels are defined as enclosed roadways through ground, sea or mountains with vehicle access restricted through portals or tunnel ends, independent of structure type, method of construction or the crossing medium. The carriageways covered by bridges are not considered as tunnels. Some of the most common … Read more Road tunnels or Vehicular Tunnels | Types & Shapes | Components | Advantages & Considerations

All About Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) & Parameters

Construction of the A5 highway east bypass of Biel; 12.6 m diameter drill head of TBM © Chriusha (Хрюша) CC-BY-SA-3.0

Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) A TBM is a massive set of complex equipment assembled together to excavate a tunnel, often called as “Mole”. Major components of this Tunnel Boring Machine includes Cutter head, with cutting discs/tools and Muck buckets to carry and dispose excavated muck Power supply Systems Cutter head rotation & thrust Bracing system … Read more All About Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) & Parameters