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Volume 138, 2017The 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum (EACEF 2017)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||6-Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Engineering|
|Published online||30 December 2017|
Lowering the Beneluxtunnel
1 City of Amsterdam, Engineering Department, PO Box 12693, 1100 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 Delft University of Technology, Hydraulic Engineering Department, PO Box 5048, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
3 City of Rotterdam, Engineering Department, PO Box 6575, 3002 AN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
4 Port of Rotterdam, PO Box 6622, 3002 AP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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