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A study on the air leakage performance improvement of duct coupling for temporary ventilation of long subsea tunnel

초장대 해저터널의 공사중 덕트 접속부의 누풍 성능 개선에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2017.03.17
  • Accepted : 2017.03.27
  • Published : 2017.03.31

Abstract

The construction of long sub-sea tunnel does not provide the favorable condition for the installation of ventilation system to be used during construction due to the constrained construction space. For the ventilation system required during construction, the artificial island where ventilation shaft is located is constructed at some location along the sub-sea tunnel route, which requires a high construction cost. Therefore, it is intended, as much as possible technically, to minimize the construction of artificial island. However, this requires a longer distance between ventilation shafts, there-by causing increased air leakage at the ventilation duct connection points due to the higher fan pressure being required to deliver ventilation air. Previously the air leakage was studied as an important issue. In this study experiments were carried out to develop the improved duct connection method considering various conditions such as, tunnel length, etc. Additionally, its performance results with leakage rates are shown and compared to the "S" class leakage rate of SIA. As a result, the new duct coupling type of improved method is analyzed as applicable to such a 30 km long tunnel with the leakage rate of $1.46mm^2/m^2$, which is better performance than SIA leakage rates.

Acknowledgement

Grant : 고수압 초장대 해저터널 기술자립을 위한 핵심요소 기술개발

Supported by : 국토교통과학기술진흥원

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