APPLICATIONS OF THE FLOATING-TUNNEL TECHNIQUE

LES FRANCHISSEMENTS PAR TUNNELS FLOTTANTS

After examining the different possible options for crossing sea-stretches (bridge, floating bridge, underwater floating tunnel, tunnel laid on the sea floor, tunnel cut beneath the sea floor), the article presents various methods of building underwater tunnels. An appendix to the article examines the calibration of cables necessary for balancing a railway tunnel section in ordinary concrete with a density of 2.4, and that of a tunnel in light concrete with the same characteristics. A list of underwater tunnels, built between 1910 and 1975, is added to the article.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federation Nationale des Trav Publ & des Synd Aff

    6 Avenue Pierre Premier de Serbie
    Paris 16e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • LACROIX, R
    • Blondeau, P
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 46-55
  • Serial:
    • Travaux
    • Issue Number: 548
    • Publisher: Federation Nationale des Trav Publ & des Synd Aff

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM