A tunnel boring machine (TBM), also known as a "mole", is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and rock strata.They may also be used for microtunneling.
A tunnel is an underground passageway, dug through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end. A pipeline is not a tunnel, though some recent tunnels have used immersed tube construction techniques rather than traditional tunnel boring methods.
Musk is playing the long game by figuring out how to dig tunnels faster and more cheaply that could be used for his near-supersonic Hyperloop transport concept.
Boring machines working to extend the Purple Line subway to West Los Angeles are fashioning tunnels that are 21-1/2 feet in diameter, said Dave Sotero, a spokesman with the Los Angeles County ...
Currently, tunnels are really expensive to dig, with some projects costing as much as $1 billion per mile. In order to make a tunnel network feasible, tunneling costs must be reduced by a factor of more than 10.
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Elon Musk said he thinks tunnels could help relieve traffic congestion by giving cars an alternate route to cut across cities. TED. Elon Musk is taking his newest venture underground.
The “invention” of a machine capable of excavating large-diameter tunnels in hard rock was one of the greatest achievements in the history of tunneling.
KAMY series of Roadheaders offers the best cutting performance in a wide range of rock formations. Equipped with geometrically optimized transverse or longitudinal cutter heads, these flexible machines can be used to excavate subway tunnels, road tunnels, railway tunnels and water tunnels without using explosives.