THE DESIGN OF SUBMERGED TUNNELS

A HISTORICAL AND TECHNICAL SURVEY OF THE DIFFERENT FORMS AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTING UNDERWATER TUNNELS IS PRESENTED. THE CONSTRUCTION OF THESE SUBMERGED TUNNELS-CIRCULAR SECTIONS WITH STEEL SEALING, AND TUNNELS WITH RECTANGULAR CROSS-SECTIONS IS DISCUSSED AND ILLUSTRATED BY EXAMPLES OF DESIGNS. SPECIAL ATTENTION IS PAID TO THE SHAPING OF THE UNDERWATER SECTIONS, SEALING, LOWERING AND BEDDING, JOINT DESIGN, VENTILATION AND THE COSTS AND PARTS TO BE HANDLED. SPECIAL TYPES OF SUBMERGED TUNNELS, INCLUDING TUNNELS FOR RAPID-TRANSIT RAILWAYS, AND PEDESTRIAN TUNNELS ARE CONSIDERED. IN CONCLUSION, THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF SUBMERGED TUNNELS IS DISCUSSED. A SUMMARY OF EXISTING SUBMERGED TUNNELS WITH THEIR MOST IMPORTANT DESIGN FEATURES IS APPENDED. /RRL/A/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 13, No 10 & 11, PP 453-466, 527-532, 13 PHOT, 60 REF
  • Authors:
    • Simons, H
  • Publication Date: 1966

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  • Accession Number: 00214922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1994 12:00AM