This article discusses the risk analysis applied to three alternative methods for constructing the Adler Rail Tunnel between Muttenz and Liestal near Basel in Switzerland. Problems were anticipated due to the swelling of anhydrite and argillaceous rocks and due to sulphatic and chloridic groundwater. For each alternative an estimation was made of the long term repair costs and additional construction costs as well as the probability of long term malperformance and the probability of additional construction costs. The effect of each hazard is discussed. Causes, cause-probabilities, damage- probabilities and costs were determined. These are compared for the three alternatives. One alternative showed substantially greater long term risks than the other two and one appeared to be the most economical.

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    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Einstein, Hebert H
    • KOEPEL, U
  • Publication Date: 1994-9


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 28-30
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  • Accession Number: 00676028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1995 12:00AM