Application of drilling survey system for soft rock

Tetsu Kimura, Masayuki Yamashita, Satoshi Nishiyama

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In tunnel constructions, heterogeneity of rock bodies such as faults and related fracture zones can be serious problem for safety management, construction planning and excavation costs. Thus, the estimate of geological conditions and rock properties ahead of the tunnel faces is strongly required and several methods of such fore survey have been proposed by many researchers. For this purpose, we have developed "DRISS", the Drilling Survey System, for fore surveys at tunnel faces with higher accuracy, and report here the application of this system to tunnel construction sites. In this paper, we outline our fore survey system, and show the successful fore survey results including the improvement in drilling techniques at the tunnel construction site with soft rocks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-499
Number of pages6
JournalZairyo/Journal of the Society of Materials Science, Japan
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Casing pipes
  • Drilling survey system
  • Fore survey of tunnel face
  • Soft rock with inflow water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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