EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT DESIGN FEATURES OF IMMERSED TUNNELS IN JAPAN

The main external force in the structural design of immersed tunnels in Japan is earthquake load, because of the vigorous earthquake activity in this region of the world. Many immersed tunnels have been constructed in soft ground at port areas, where the response of both the soft ground and the immersed tunnels are amplified during earthquakes. To estimate sectional force due to earthquake load, design methods have been developed by experimental testing, field observations and computer analysis. This paper outlines seismic design methods and countermeasures to earthquakes in Japan. (A) A table listing all immersed tunnels in Japan, completed or under construction is given.

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  • Authors:
    • Kiyomiya, O
  • Publication Date: 1995-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00715884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM