Design, construction and performance of a 700-m ‘cover and cut’ tunnel in soft clay, Norway

  • F. J. Fredriksen
  • Roald Aabøe
  • G. J. Hasle

Abstract

A 700 metres long “cover and cut” tunnel has been constructed on highway 19 in Horten, a town 100 km south of Oslo. The tunnel is constructed in medium to soft marine clay using friction sheet piles. The clay is very sensitive and partly quick in the northern half of the tunnel. Steel sheet piles are serving as permanent tunnel supports. The sheet piles have no protection against corrosion and therefore have added thickness for long term load conditions.

Keywords

Construction design performance steel sheet piles soft clay tunnel 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Fredriksen
    • 1
  • Roald Aabøe
    • 1
  • G. J. Hasle
    • 2
  1. 1.Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Directorate of Public RoadsRoad Research LaboratoryOsloNorway
  2. 2.Norwegian Public Roads AdministrationCounty Roads Office of VestfoldTønsbergNorway

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