• A TBM drive has the capacity to generate very large amount of recorded data. In the past, either so much data has been collected that analysis becomes impractical, or vital data has been omitted from records. The advent of computer data base handling of the data combined with graphical presentation, has enabled data to be stored and analyzed and then presented in a format usable to busy managers. This paper describes the development and use of computerised monitoring systems on two major projects. Both of the systems described are based on the same philosophy, but were customised to be appropriate management tools for the specific circumstance. A pilot study in 1988 used spreadsheets for data handling. However, these were predicted to be too small in data terms to handle the anticipated projects and both of the commercially used systems handle data using data bases and then present management information using linked graphics packages. The theme throughout the development of these systems has been the requirement to provide a simple user-friendly tool that is of practical use at various management levels. Data collection on site has been designed to be no more onerous than normal tunnel reporting. ()
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  • 2016-06-24 ()
  • 10.1007/978-1-4615-2646-9_27 ()
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  • 1994-01-01 ()
  • Springer, Boston, MA ()
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  • TBM drive management by use of computerized systems ()


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