Investigation of the remaining life of an immersed tube tunnel in The Netherlands

Kenneth Gavin, Wout Broere, M. S. Kovacevic, K. de Haas

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Abstract

In this paper we present issues related to the performance of immersed tube tunnels in the Netherlands. A range of issues are experienced for the ageing structures including long-term settlement at tunnel joints and consequent leakage. Because of the age of these structures some important aspects are often unknown thus creating uncertainty regarding remediation measures. Having discussed general issues the paper presents a case study of the Kil Tunnel which has experienced relatively large settlements over the past 40 years. In this case a lack of geotechnical engineering information for the soils below the tunnel was identified. A geophysical survey was undertaken and this provided ley insights into the ground conditions at the tunnel site.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTunnels and Underground Cities
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering and Innovation meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art- Proceedings of the WTC 2019 ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress
EditorsDaniele Peila, Giulia Viggiani, Tarcisio Celestino
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Pages4831-4838
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-38865-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventWorld Tunnel Congress, WTC 2019 and the 45th General Assembly of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, ITA-AITES 2019 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 3 May 20199 May 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings And Monographs In Engineering, Water And Earth Sciences

Conference

ConferenceWorld Tunnel Congress, WTC 2019 and the 45th General Assembly of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, ITA-AITES 2019
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period3/05/199/05/19

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