NON-DESTRUCTIVE METHODS IN CONSTRUCTING "CRISTO REDENTOR" TUNNEL

EL APORTE DE LOS METODOS NO DESTRUCTIVOS PARA EL ESTUDIO DE LOS MATERIALES ROCOSOS Y SU ESTADO DE DESCOMPRESION EN LA OBRA TUNEL INTERNACIONAL "CHRISTO REDENTOR"

Before starting construction on the international "Cristo Redentor" Tunnel, between Argentina and Chile in the Andes Mountains, the terrain was evaluated using mostly prospecting techniques that provided the necessary information at a minimum cost. Engineers determined the petrographic qualities, structural aspects, state of compression or alteration, and physical condition of the rock to determine the construction methods needed to build the tunnel, as well as the cost aspects and safety factors of the work. An identical analysis was carried out in the identification study of the material adjacent to the cut profile, to provide information on geometry of the strata and identify weak or broken areas. These field tests, coupled with geolectric and geoseismic measurments and laboratory tests, made possible pre-construction calculations in a speedy and reliable manner. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

    525 School Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20024
  • Authors:
    • Cascarino, B B
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Road Federation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM