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dc.contributor.advisor Khedr, Safwan Kassem, Ahmed Fawzy 2016-09-06T20:03:07Z 2016-09-06T22:00:15Z Spring 2016 en_US 2016-09-06
dc.description.abstract Excavation as well as tunneling have become fundamental operations in the advanced civil engineering field. In Qatar, many subsurface construction operations take place in rocks. However, the lack of studies and research that analyze the subsurface rock components from a geotechnical engineering perspective has created unexpected construction conditions. Most of similar studies handled concerns about properties related to oil and gas fields. This research aims to provide a geotechnical study for rocks in Qatar, and to illustrate the impact of the existence of these rock layers on two civil applications; namely excavation and tunneling. During this study, soil investigation reports and rock samples are collected from several bores located in Qatar, and a classification system is utilized to classify the rock samples to identify and study the properties of the existed rocks. Also, numerous production rates from different tunneling and excavation projects are recorded and analyzed, in order to clarify the relation between these rates and the classified rock layers. Based on this analysis, a geotechnical study and mapping system for the rocks in Qatar are presented. Reliable tools for predicting the average productivities of excavation and tunneling projects in Qatar are developed, these tools are aiming to facilitate designing, bidding and executing processes involved with these types of rocks. en_US
dc.format.extent 181 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Geotechnical en_US
dc.subject Rocks en_US
dc.subject Qatar en_US
dc.subject Tunneling en_US
dc.subject Excavation en_US
dc.subject RMR Classification System en_US
dc.subject Productivity Prediction en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.S.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Engineering characteristics of rocks in Qatar; Applications on excavation and tunneling en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Construction Engineering en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Construction Engineering en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Alnuaimi, Nasser A.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Nassar, Khaled
dc.contributor.committeeMember Osman, Hesham Maged

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