Progress in diaphragm walling over the past 25 years or so is reviewed. It is shown that considerable scope exists for further improvement in the techniques used. The history of diaphragm walling in Britain is traced from the Hyde Park underpass to Liverpool's Seaforth dock and the redcar ore terminal. Widening applications of diaphragm walling are illustrated, including the construction of the cellular box foundation used as an anchorage of the Humber suspension bridge. Advances in the techniques employed and the equipment used are discussed. A vast improvement in the design of excavating tools has taken place over the last few years. The increasing size of equipment has permitted a steady increase to be made in the width of wall available. In selected projects, precast concrete panels instead of in situ poured concrete have been used in an attempt to improve the appearance of the exposed faces. Areas where more research is needed are mentioned. /TRRL/

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    • Celebration Issue
  • Corporate Authors:

    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fuchsberger, M
    • Kipps, O A
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 22
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM