Seismic Design Issues for Immersed Tube Tunnels

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by Sam S. C. Liao, Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff, Boston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century:

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the issues and the state of the art techniques in the seismic design of immersed tube tunnels (ITT). Particular focus is given to the ITT presently planned for construction in Boston Harbor, as part of the Central Artery/Tunnel (193/190) Project (CA/T).

Subject Headings: Tunnels | Seismic design | Seismic tests | Infrastructure construction | Ports and harbors | Tunneling | North America | Massachusetts | United States | Boston

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