Lowering the Beneluxtunnel

Tomas Weeda, Jarit De Gijt, Klaas Jan Bakker, Rene Braam, Eric Broos, Bas Jonkman

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As a result of the persistent increase of container vessel dimensions, future problems regarding navigation draught in the presence of tunnels are becoming more likely to occur. Hence, possible solutions to this problem have been investigated for the Beneluxtunnel. Several design options have been elaborated to determine the technical and economic feasibility of a possible lowering of the tunnel. Important subjects involved are the consequences of increasing the slopes, the cross-sectional concrete capacity, the use of joint rotations, the construction methods and the costs. This initial exploration of the subject shows lowering the Beneluxtunnel seems to be possible and is expected to be economically attractive. However, further research into certain boundary conditions and risky aspects of construction is required to ascertain this statement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum
EditorsJ.W. Park, H. Ay Lie, H. Hardjasaputra, P. Thayaalan
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2017
EventThe 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum - Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Duration: 22 Aug 201725 Aug 2017
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameMATEC Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Electronic)2261-236X


ConferenceThe 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum
Abbreviated titleEACEF 2017
Country/TerritoryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
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