Authors: Shafiei, A; Dusseault, MB


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Shafiei, A & Dusseault, MB 2008, 'Engineering Properties of Some Sedimentary Rocks at the Proposed Qomroud Tunnel Project Lot No. 7 in Iran', in Y Potvin, J Carter, A Dyskin & R Jeffrey (eds), SHIRMS 2008: Proceedings of the First Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 397-406,

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Vast areas in central Iran have suffered from water shortages for many decades due to limited water resources in the country. The Qomroud Tunnel Project Lot number 7 (QTP7), which is the subject of this study, is part of the Dez-Qomroud water conveyance tunnel projects that will convey water from the adjacent Dez Highlands to a central Iran watershed known as Qomroud. Comprehensive engineering geology and rock mechanics studies have been conducted to determine geological-geomechanical characteristics of the geological strata along the QLT7 tunnel route. Results from these field and laboratory tests are presented and discussed in this article.

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