Cases of swelling in tunnels excavated through Triassic sulphate-bearing rocks from the Gipskeuper and the Anhydritgruppe are presented and discussed in this series of papers in order to gain a better understanding of the expansive phenomena in these materials and to identify the most relevant ones. Part I deals with main features of swelling in tunnels and alternative supports designs for their control an mitigation, as well as with the phenomenology of swelling in tunnels from Baden-Württemberg (Germany) excavated through the Gipskeuper.

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Published on 01/01/2009

DOI: 2117/9594
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