The New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) Thoretical background - practical experience)

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Title: The New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) Thoretical background - practical experience)

Author(s): J. Golser

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 54

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Appears on pages(s): 323-347

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Date: 1/1/1977

Abstract:
In many parts of the world I made unfortunately the experience that the prinicples of the "New Austrian Tunnelling Method" - the NATM - have mostly been misunderstood which leads to maldesigning or more seriously to constructional failures. The name for the method has been choosen by Prof. L.v. Rabcewicz the main inventor of the NATM in contradistinction to the "Old Austrian Method". To explain the principles of the method it seems to me the best way to follow first the historical development and to describe within this framework the main features of the NATM