The punch penetration test for estimating machine performance

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Abstract

The paper reviews the history of the punch penetration test as a laboratory method that could be conducted on intact rock sample for estimating the penetration rate of machines such as tunnel boring machines (TBMs) and microtunneling boring machine (MTBM) in rock mass. It discusses some of the methods that have been used to evaluate the test results for various purposes and also how the test has been used to evaluate certain rock properties like hardness, brittleness, toughness. As a result, it is stated that the punch penetration test may be utilized as a laboratory tool for evaluating boreability of rocks and it has the potential of becoming a standard test to direct measurement of rock brittleness that could also be used for predicting the machine performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 33rd Annual International No-Dig Istanbul Conference and Exhibition
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual International No-Dig Istanbul Conference and Exhibition - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Sep 28 2015Sep 30 2015

Conference

Conference33rd Annual International No-Dig Istanbul Conference and Exhibition
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period9/28/159/30/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geophysics

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