Tunnels and underground structures are one of the most important components of road and railway networks, especially near urban areas. For this reason, it is particularly important to identify potentially hazardous conditions in order to guarantee the structure’s durability and practicability. This paper presents a case study where a seismic event severely damaged a road tunnel located in Central Italy, impairing its accessibility and leading to its closure for safety reasons. Following the damage assessment, and given the importance of this specific structure, it was decided to perform a series of renovation works aimed to restore the tunnel’s operability. In this context, an innovative automatic monitoring device, able to measure the structure deformation, was installed in a critical section of the road tunnel. This instrument, called Cir Array, is specifically designed for near-real time monitoring of convergence phenomena and localized deformations inside underground structures, obtaining accurate and reliable results during their operational phase. The instrumentation provided useful information about the structure’s conditions, playing a major role into assessing the tunnel’s accessibility and safety during the renovation works. Moreover, thanks to its automated and high frequency sampling process, it will allow the implementation of dedicated warning procedures related to the passage of the vehicles inside the tunnel.

Application of innovative monitoring tools for safety and alert procedures in road tunnels / Savi, R.; Carri, A.; Cavalca, E.; Valletta, A.; Segalini, A.. - In: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PROCEDIA. - ISSN 2352-1465. - 40:(2019), pp. 1540-1547. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 13th International Scientific Conference on Sustainable, Modern and Safe Transport, TRANSCOM 2019 tenutosi a Novy Smokovec - Grand Hotel Bellevue, svk nel 2019 [10.1016/j.trpro.2019.07.213].

Application of innovative monitoring tools for safety and alert procedures in road tunnels

Savi R.;Carri A.;Cavalca E.;Valletta A.;Segalini A.
2019-01-01

Abstract

Tunnels and underground structures are one of the most important components of road and railway networks, especially near urban areas. For this reason, it is particularly important to identify potentially hazardous conditions in order to guarantee the structure’s durability and practicability. This paper presents a case study where a seismic event severely damaged a road tunnel located in Central Italy, impairing its accessibility and leading to its closure for safety reasons. Following the damage assessment, and given the importance of this specific structure, it was decided to perform a series of renovation works aimed to restore the tunnel’s operability. In this context, an innovative automatic monitoring device, able to measure the structure deformation, was installed in a critical section of the road tunnel. This instrument, called Cir Array, is specifically designed for near-real time monitoring of convergence phenomena and localized deformations inside underground structures, obtaining accurate and reliable results during their operational phase. The instrumentation provided useful information about the structure’s conditions, playing a major role into assessing the tunnel’s accessibility and safety during the renovation works. Moreover, thanks to its automated and high frequency sampling process, it will allow the implementation of dedicated warning procedures related to the passage of the vehicles inside the tunnel.
Application of innovative monitoring tools for safety and alert procedures in road tunnels / Savi, R.; Carri, A.; Cavalca, E.; Valletta, A.; Segalini, A.. - In: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PROCEDIA. - ISSN 2352-1465. - 40:(2019), pp. 1540-1547. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 13th International Scientific Conference on Sustainable, Modern and Safe Transport, TRANSCOM 2019 tenutosi a Novy Smokovec - Grand Hotel Bellevue, svk nel 2019 [10.1016/j.trpro.2019.07.213].
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