Nowadays, the Earth Pressure Balanced (EPB) shields are used more and more caused by both the mechanical development of the machines and the more effective use of additives such as foams and polymers. These additives are used to condition spoil in the screw conveyor. A crucial component of EPB tunnelling applications is ground conditioning. Thus, in order to permit quantitative measurements of the conditioned ground behavior, it is necessary to develop and use a test able to simulate the extraction of earth from the chamber with a screw conveyor. This reliable test procedure can provide quantitative parameters that can really describe the conditioned soil behavior.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Tunnels and Tunnelling International|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Dec 2008|