Seismic Design Issues for Immersed Tube Tunnels

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century


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: Seismic design | Tunnels | Seismic tests | Ports and harbors | Infrastructure construction | Project management | Construction methods | Highways and roads | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

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