Proceedings of the Congress

14. Resilience: measures to keep a road tunnel safely available for traffic under varying circumstances

  • IP0160 - Importance of an adapted lighting control system in snowsheds located in an avalanche area
    Longtin Pierre

    Rogers Pass is a high mountain pass on the Trans-Canada Highway located in the Selkirk Mountains, right in the heart of the Glacier National Park, British Columbia. Despite the over 10 meters of snowfall and approximately 2000 avalanches along the Trans-Canada corridor each year, the highway remains open during the winter. It is the only direct road between the cities of Golden and Revelstoke, with [...]

    Bergerhausen Ulrich

    Aging infrastructure, increasing traffic, extreme events and climate change pose challenges to owners and operators of transport infrastructure. Due to their connecting and shortening function, tunnels play a central role in ensuring the efficiency of the road traffic network. The damage or even complete loss of critical tunnels due to disruptive events can result in high restoration costs with long [...]

  • IP0086 - Measurement of Pressurization Effect by Environment Visualizing in Kanetsu-tunnel
    Mizushima Yuichi

    A ventilation system of Kanetsu-tunnel, which is one of the longest mountain tunnels in Japan, does not only work as circulation but also smoke control to evacuate people in fire accident. In the emergency, an evacuation tunnel is pressurized to prevent penetration of smoke. This structure has been realized by making pressure difference between road tunnel and the evacuation tunnel. Therefore, to [...]

  • IP0271 - Motorway Tunnels Resilience Through Automated Deformation Monitoring
    Loupos Konstantinos

    In years where most of the road infrastructures are severely ageing worldwide, but still enormously contributing to transportation smoothness (people, cargo, etc.), careful monitoring attention is needed in mind of climate/weather change (extreme events, natural/man-made disasters, material aging, etc.) and capacity needs increase (increased flows for users). These factors are contributing to the [...]

  • IP0331 - Resilience measures applied in a highway tunnel with a high level of cargo transport - The case of the "La Línea" tunnel in Colombia.
    Sabogal Carlos

    Colombia's commercial dynamics depends in a large extent on road transport, and within this dynamic the Bogotá - Buenaventura corridor plays a key role, since it connects the country's capital with the main port on the Pacific Ocean, Bogotá is in the center of the country, for this reason to get to the port it is necessary to cross through the Andes Mountains. The crossing through the upper part [...]