AASHTO Steel Tunnel Liner Plate spreadsheet28 March 2019
AASHTO Steel Tunnel Liner Plate spreadsheet
Smooth-back tunnel liner plate in soft ground
To design an initial liner for a tunnel using steel liner plate.
Hoop thrust capacity of the liner is checked for a specified overburden pressure, hydrostatic pressure, and live load pressure, which consists of either AASHTO H-20 Truck Loading or Cooper E-80 Train Loading (Per AREMA).
- Surrounding ground consists of granular or cohesive soil (Not rock)
- Tunnel support is 2-flange or 4-flange, smooth-back liner plate.
- Liner plate joints (flanges) are non-compact (not slender)