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Microtunneling Research: Digging Up The Facts On No-Dig Technology - Bennett, D.; Iseley, T.; Najafi,M.; Khanfar, N. 1993 - 176 TA-MT-003 2 10

Trenchless methods for installing pipelines are becoming more common every day, offering numerous benefits to contractors, engineers, and owners. Microtunneling is one of the trenchless technology methods that has been greatly improved over the past few years, and its wide use has increased the need to investigate the characteristics of the machine behavior and the soil/structure interaction. To help meet this need, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station and the Trenchless Technology Center at Lousiana Tech University undertook an extensive microtunneling demonstration and evaluation in September and October 1992. This article outlines what was learned during these tests and provides a brief background of microtunneling technology.

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Trenchless methods for installing pipelines are becoming more common every day, offering numerous benefits to contractors, engineers, and owners. Microtunneling is one of the trenchless technology methods that has been greatly improved over the past few years, and its wide use has increased the need to investigate the characteristics of the machine behavior and the soil/structure interaction. To help meet this need, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station and the Trenchless Technology Center at Lousiana Tech University undertook an extensive microtunneling demonstration and evaluation in September and October 1992. This article outlines what was learned during these tests and provides a brief background of microtunneling technology. None

Bennett, D., T. Iseley, M. Najafi,and N. Khanfar, 1993. "Microtunneling Research: Digging Up The Facts On No-Dig Technology," NUCA, September 1993, pp.23-27.

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