SYSTEMS STUDY OF PRECAST CONCRETE TUNNEL LINERS

The study addresses precast concrete lining systems. Existing precast concrete systems designed or constructed in Europe, Japan, and the United States are evaluated. With these as a point of departure, designs for lining systems applicable to the specific conditions encountered in the United States are developed. A comparative cost analysis is made between the linings designed in the study, one existing precast concrete design and two in fabricated steel. Appreciably lower costs are found for all of the concrete liner designs when compared to those in fabricated steel. Water sealing systems are discussed and recommendations for the development and testing of sealing details are made. Guidelines for dissemination of information about, and for the implementation of the systems, are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. Office of the Secretary, and Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bechtel Corporation

    50 Beale Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94119

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Birkmyer, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-77-7 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-772
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM