Field testing of soil conditioning and lubrication methods

The next pase of the research will be to conduct field trials on soil conditioning and lubrication methods. Soil conditioning agents are already being used in the field in connection with tunnel-boring machines. If they are to be used efficiently it is vital that high quality monitoring data are obtained.

The Pipe Jacking Research Group is planning this phase of the research, and is seeking partners within the industry for this work. In particular we will be seeking sites where soil conditioning methods are being used. Anyone interested in this work should contact one of the following:

  • Prof. Guy Houlsby (Oxford University)
  • Dr George Milligan (industrial liason officerr for the project) 01865 516407
  • Arthur Moss (Chairman of the Pipe Jacking Research Group) 01278 458575