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Friction behaviour of inflatable structure system to protect rapidly flooding damages in subsea tunnel
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 Title & Authors
Friction behaviour of inflatable structure system to protect rapidly flooding damages in subsea tunnel
Yoo, Kwang-San; Lee, Ji-Hyun; Kim, Yeon-Deok; Kim, Sang-Hwan;
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 Abstract
This paper is focused on the determination of friction parameter which is a predominant factor in the design of inflatable structure system. This inflatable structure system is very valuably used to protect passively and rapidly the possibilities of tunnel damages by flooding threats and unusual leakage to be occurred during and after underground infrastructure construction. In particular, this system should be necessary in subsea tunnel. This study presents the experimental results obtained from the relative friction characteristics tests of the fabric materials that constitute the inflatable structure. In order to evaluate the relative friction behaviour of the inflatable structure system, friction tests and scaled model tunnel friction tests are carried out. The friction tests are carried out to determine the friction coefficient for different surface conditions between tunnel and inflatable structure. These friction coefficients are then evaluated and compared with the result obtained from the model tunnel friction tests. Interaction behaviours between tunnel and system are also reviewed and described in this study. The results clearly show that the friction coefficients derived from scaled model slippage tests are about 12% lower than values obtained from the friction tests. In addition, this study will be necessary to verify the real friction behaviour with prototype tests before applying in practice.
 Keywords
Inflatable structure system;Subsea tunnel;Friction test;Scaled model Slippage test;
 Language
Korean
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