IN SEARCH OF OPTIMUM DIMENSIONS FOR LONG TUNNELS

Because world economic problems have forced a shelving of the Gotthard Base and Channel Tunnels, there is an opportunity to reexamine their basic designs relative to Japan's Seikan undersea tunnel which is due to be completed in 1979. The authors find that a double-track bore flanked by a service tunnel may offer a less expensive solution than the triple-bore tunnel planned to link England with France. The aerodynamic implications of various arrangements are not fully understood and require further investigation.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • SEYMER, N
    • Stansby, P
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00129433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM