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Almonte Viaduct: Design Principles and Structural Monitoring

  • Guillermo CapellánEmail author
  • Emilio Merino
  • Miguel Sacristán
  • Javier Martínez
  • Santiago Guerra
  • Pascual García
Conference paper
Part of the Structural Integrity book series (STIN, volume 11)

Abstract

The high-speed rail line between Madrid and Extremadura, crosses over River Almonte with a great 384 m arch made of high-performance concrete. The exceptional dimensions of the arch and the specific considerations of high-speed rail bridges, required using an innovative structural scheme in HSR arch viaducts, using two separate sections in foundations that join in an octagonal one in the central part of the arch.

The construction of the structure has already come to an end, and nowadays the final steps are being undertaken. One of these features, includes the installation of a service monitoring system, that will allow the control of the structure’s behavior during the service life of the viaduct, and its comparison with the theoretical deflections obtained during its structural analyses.

Keywords

Almonte Concrete arch High speed Dynamics Monitoring 

References

  1. 1.
    Capellán, G., Beade, H., Arenas, J.J., García-Arias, P., Meana, I.: Diseño del puente arco de alta velocidad sobre el río Almonte en el Embalse de Alcántara. VI ACHE Congress, Madrid, 17–19 June 2014 (2014)Google Scholar
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    Capellán, G., Martínez, J., Merino, E., García-Arias, P. Arribas, D., Jiménez, P.: Viaduct over River Almonte. Site Control Supervision. In: 8th International Bridge Conference on Arch Bridges, Wroclaw, 5–7 October 2016 (2014)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillermo Capellán
    • 1
    Email author
  • Emilio Merino
    • 1
  • Miguel Sacristán
    • 1
  • Javier Martínez
    • 1
  • Santiago Guerra
    • 1
  • Pascual García
    • 2
  1. 1.Arenas & Asociados, Ingeniería de DiseñoMadridSpain
  2. 2.IDOM Consulting, Engineering, ArchitectureMadridSpain

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