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Inclined drilling for the Kielder tunnels

D. J. Coates, P. G. Carter and I. M. Smith
Inclined drilling for the Kielder tunnels
The Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology (1977) 10 (3): 195-205


Vertical and near vertical joints can have an important effect on tunnelling operations in rock. This paper describes an inclined drilling programme to study jointing along nearly 5 km of tunnel within the Kielder Water Scheme. Drilling problems are discussed, logging methods are described and the results are given. It is concluded that inclined drilling can have an important role in tunnel site investigations.

ISSN: 0481-2085
Coden: QJEGA7
Serial Title: The Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology
Serial Volume: 10
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Inclined drilling for the Kielder tunnels
Affiliation: Babtie Shaw Morton, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Pages: 195-205
Published: 1977
Text Language: English
Publisher: Scottish Academic Press; Geological Society of London, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Meeting name: Methods of investigation in engineering geology
Meeting location: Exeter, GBR, United Kingdom
Meeting date: 19760913Sept. 13-16, 1976
References: 3
Accession Number: 1978-010947
Categories: Engineering geology
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. tables, sketch map
N55°00'00" - N55°00'00", W01°40'00" - W01°40'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1978
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