THE DESIGN OF THE CHANNEL TUNNEL

This paper touches on the history of the Channel Tunnel from the re-awakening of interest in the project, in 1957, to the present day. Reference is made to the agreements between the British and French governments and the companies responsible for studies, financing and construction. The project is described and the characteristics of the traffic and rolling stock examined. The factors which determined the route and dimensions of the tunnel are mentioned, as well as some of the operational effects and installations. The geology and the considerations leading to the design of the linings are described. The design process, the testing of lining joints and the verification of design assumptions are outlined. (A) /TRRL/

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    Institution of Structural Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Gould, H B
    • Jackson, G O
    • Tough, S G
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 45-62
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 53
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM