Performance based design for the Binyanei Ha'uma Railway Station and Tunnel

The Binyanei Ha'uma Railway Station and Tunnel is the 1.6 kilometer underground portion of a proposed commuter subway system that will connect Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel. This paper describes the detailed fire modeling analysis that was performed on the entire underground railway station and tunnel system to assess the impact of a train fire developing in either the station or the tunnel on the proposed emergency ventilation system. The performance-based design criteria from the 2003 edition of NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems, were used in the analysis. The purpose of the analysis was to quantify the impact on the station from a train fire developing in the tunnel, and vice-versa, so it was necessary to develop a fire model that encompassed the entire underground portion of the subway system. The complexity and physical size and shape of the tunnel and station presented a number of challenges during the development of the fire model (A). For the covering abstract of the conference se ITRD E216860.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: pp345-348
  • 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: 01141092
  • 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 9:01AM