Development of a Blast and Fire Resistant Structural Tunnel Liner

The research effort will initiate with a literature review of blast and fire resistant tunnel systems and examination of the existing case studies on past events. The scope of demands to be considered will be determined through preliminary analytical evaluations of a set of tunnel types subject to a range of demands (i.e., small/large Improvised explosive device, vehicle fire / fuel transport vehicle fire). Preliminary designs developed based on first principles and current state of the art will be numerically evaluated under the range of load expected. Numerical models will be verified using case study data. The designs will be refined using parametric evaluations. Preliminary experimental investigation of the prototype liner will be conducted to verify resistance to close in blast and fire exposure. Testing will be conducted at facilities available at Lehigh University and Colorado School of Mines. Based on preliminary results designs may be altered to enhance performance and final verifications will be experimentally conducted. Cost and construction efficiencies will be incorporated during the development phases.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $325972
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747118

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure

    Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO  United States  80401

    Lehigh University

    ATLSS Engineering Research Center
    IMBT Laboratory
    Bethlehem, PA  United States  18015-4729

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Lehigh University

    ATLSS Engineering Research Center
    IMBT Laboratory
    Bethlehem, PA  United States  18015-4729

    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois St
    Golden, CO  United States  80401
  • Performing Organizations:

    Lehigh University

    ATLSS Engineering Research Center
    IMBT Laboratory
    Bethlehem, PA  United States  18015-4729
  • Principal Investigators:

    Naito , Clay

    Quiel , Spencer

  • Start Date: 20161201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01660179
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747118
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 3 2018 10:28PM