Fire testing of concrete and concrete protection systems for tunnels in Sweden: an overview

The paper presents an overview of fire resistance tests conducted in Sweden on concrete and concrete protection systems for tunnels. The database of published tests drastically increased after publication of a recently completed project. The major objective of the project was to compile and publish experience gained in Sweden from fire protection of tunnel lining systems. Three main areas were covered: codes and regulations, research and testing, and technical solutions used in some recent tunnel construction projects. The review of tests conducted on concrete and concrete protection systems, resulted from acceptance by clients to publish a large amount of test results previously covered by client confidentiality. This data is summarised in a SveBeFo report. This article presents basic information concerning which test series are included in the full report and an illustrative example of the type of data contained in the full report. The length of this article does not allow inclusion of all data available in the full report (A). For the covering abstract of the conference se ITRD E216860.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: pp87-93
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings from the Third International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security, Stockholm, Sweden, March 12-14 2008
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 2008:11
    • Publisher: SP Sveriges provnings- och forskningsinstitut, Sweden
    • ISSN: 0284-5172

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 978-91-85829-25-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2009 8:59AM