Design of Concrete Linings for Large Underground Conduits


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Title: Design of Concrete Linings for Large Underground Conduits

Author(s): R. S. Sandhu

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 58

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 737-750

Keywords: none

Date: 12/1/1961

Attention is drawn to the effect of restraint offered by rock to deformation of an underground conduit lining. A method of evaluating the passive pressures and of determining the final moments for design is also given. The principles, in an approximate form, have been successfully employed in the design of the tunnel system of Bhakra Dam, India, achieving considerable economy in reinforcement requirements.