Publication detail

Fire safety assessment and upgrading of existing traffic tunnels

BODNÁROVÁ, L. DIEDERICHS, U. PETRÁNEK, V.

Original Title

Fire safety assessment and upgrading of existing traffic tunnels

English Title

Fire safety assessment and upgrading of existing traffic tunnels

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Many traffic tunnels in the European Union need records of their conservation and safety status, including fire performance. Besides other countries the German road transport authorities plan to enhance the safety of their tunnels. As an example, the results of investigations performed with a two-tube tunnel in Northern Germany, which has been examined to assess fire safety, is reported. It turned out, that the older tube, which got five protection boards on the ceilings and the wall crowns, fully fits the demands according to the current rules. The later tube needs an upgrading to avoid catastrophic impairment of air and car traffic in the vicinity of the tunnels. For the retrofitting a number of protection materials are in the market. The execution of the measure requires smart planning as to reach the strived goal.

English abstract

Many traffic tunnels in the European Union need records of their conservation and safety status, including fire performance. Besides other countries the German road transport authorities plan to enhance the safety of their tunnels. As an example, the results of investigations performed with a two-tube tunnel in Northern Germany, which has been examined to assess fire safety, is reported. It turned out, that the older tube, which got five protection boards on the ceilings and the wall crowns, fully fits the demands according to the current rules. The later tube needs an upgrading to avoid catastrophic impairment of air and car traffic in the vicinity of the tunnels. For the retrofitting a number of protection materials are in the market. The execution of the measure requires smart planning as to reach the strived goal.

Keywords

Traffic tunnels, reinforced concrete, fire safety assessment, explosive spalling, upgrading measures.

RIV year

2013

Released

25.09.2013

ISBN

978-2-7598-1074-1

Book

Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop

Edition

P. Pimienta, F. Meftah

Edition number

6

Pages from

1

Pages to

11

Pages count

11

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT104403,
  author="Vít {Petránek} and Ulrich Martin {Diederichs} and Lenka {Bodnárová}",
  title="Fire safety assessment and upgrading of existing traffic tunnels",
  annote="Many traffic tunnels in the European Union need records of their conservation and safety status, including fire performance. Besides other countries the German road transport authorities plan to enhance the safety of their tunnels. As an example, the results of investigations performed with a two-tube tunnel in Northern Germany, which has been examined to assess fire safety, is reported. It turned out, that the older tube, which got five protection boards on the ceilings and the wall crowns, fully fits the demands according to the current rules. The later tube needs an upgrading to avoid catastrophic impairment of air and car traffic in the vicinity of the tunnels. For the retrofitting a number of protection materials are in the market. The execution of the measure requires smart planning as to reach the strived goal.",
  booktitle="Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop",
  chapter="104403",
  edition="P. Pimienta, F. Meftah",
  howpublished="print",
  year="2013",
  month="september",
  pages="1--11",
  type="conference paper"
}