Deep Diaphragm Wall Activities At Randstadrail Project In Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Pöllath, Klaus
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 9
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2006
The Netherlands RandstadRail project makes use of a large range of sophisticated geotechnical techniques to allow a shield driven tunnel to approach the central station of Rotterdam. This paper describes the construction of three deep excavation pits constructed with 1.2 m and 1.5 m thick diaphragm walls. Besides the presentation of the actual diaphragm wall activities special consideration is given to the break-in and break-out situations of the TBM into the deep excavations pits using sealing blocks and partly glass fibre reinforcement in the diaphragm walls.
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