The paper is dedicated to the case history of a 13 m wide, 17 m high and 40 m long service tunnel at Toledo Station, previously constructed in a deep open shaft and belonging to the Line 1 of the Napoli underground network. The existing Line 1 has been recently extended with a new stretch consisting of five new stations connected by twin rail tunnels for a total length of about 5 km. Toledo Station main shaft is located by a side of the line and it is connected to the pedestrian platforms by the above mentioned large size service tunnel. The station is situated in the historical center of the city of Napoli, under a deeply urbanized area. In Fig. 1 a longitudinal section of the main shaft of the station and of the large service tunnel with the above and surrounding buildings is sketched. The focus of this paper is on the settlement caused by the tunnel excavation and on the use of the Artificial Ground Freezing (AGF) technique to allow the safe excavation of the large crown of the service tunnel, located about one half in a silty sand layer and one half in yellow tuff, well below the groundwater table.

Artificial Ground Freezing to excavate a tunnel in sandy soil. Measurements and back analysis

RUSSO, GIANPIERO;
2015

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The paper is dedicated to the case history of a 13 m wide, 17 m high and 40 m long service tunnel at Toledo Station, previously constructed in a deep open shaft and belonging to the Line 1 of the Napoli underground network. The existing Line 1 has been recently extended with a new stretch consisting of five new stations connected by twin rail tunnels for a total length of about 5 km. Toledo Station main shaft is located by a side of the line and it is connected to the pedestrian platforms by the above mentioned large size service tunnel. The station is situated in the historical center of the city of Napoli, under a deeply urbanized area. In Fig. 1 a longitudinal section of the main shaft of the station and of the large service tunnel with the above and surrounding buildings is sketched. The focus of this paper is on the settlement caused by the tunnel excavation and on the use of the Artificial Ground Freezing (AGF) technique to allow the safe excavation of the large crown of the service tunnel, located about one half in a silty sand layer and one half in yellow tuff, well below the groundwater table.
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