Feasibility of prefabricated concrete elements for underpasses - Watertight connection & structural safety:

by B.G.A. Van Casteren

Institution: Delft University of Technology
Year: 2015
Keywords: Underpasses; Prefabricated concrete
Record ID: 1251733
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The main objective of this research is to test the feasibility of prefabricated concrete as a construction material for (railway) underpasses. By means of a literature study the most important aspects for the use of prefabricated concrete are analyzed, as well as the execution aspects for an underpass crossing a railway. Based on the findings from the literature study, different element configurations are designed. Subsequently these designs are tested with a list of criteria and the most interesting configurations are used for the design study of this research. In the design study the overall design is worked out to a more detailed level. A solution is found for connecting the elements together and obtain a watertight structure and structural safety. Within the design study, a suitable execution schedule is searched for various situations.