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Urban railway tunnel (metro) I Munich | DE

The extension of the Munich (DE) urban railway system (metro) includes the construction of the Am Hart station by cut-and-cover techniques. In order to avoid the need for comprehensive dewatering measures the station is being constructed in a sealed cofferdam. This was constructed from 8 700 m2 of BU 25 U-shaped paired sheet piles with a section modulus of 2 500 cm3/m, sealed with the Beltan sealing system, and measuring 18 - 20 m in length.

During excavation two layers of grouted anchors were installed and the groundwater was pumped out of the cofferdam. After completion no seepage was noted through the piling interlocks from the adjacent groundwater.

Whilst installing the sheet piling care had to be taken to ensure that the highly sensitive mainframe computers in the neighbouring BMW Research Centre, and the operation of a glass manufacturing company in the immediate vicinity were not affected. Consequently the client stipulated that vibration action be limited to 0.5 mm/s, which is considerably lower than the values stipulated in DIN 4150.

In addition, jetting lances were employed so as to reduce penetration resistance, by employing a combined vibration and flushing technique. In applying this technique, the sheet piles were driven using a PTC 46 HF1 high frequency vibrator fitted with a leader (maximum centrifugal force of 2 600 kN at a vibration frequency of 40 Hz). This enabled to meet the vibration limits indicated above.

Project owner
State Capital of Munich, Urban Railway Department | DE
Consulting engineer
Panenka & Labmair | DE
Arge Kronibus, Züblin | Nagelscheider | DE
TGB TechnoGrundbau Gmbh | DE
Steel sheet piles
BU 25 | St Sp S | 18.0 - 20.0 m
1 400 t
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Latest revision: 01/2019
Dernière modification : janvier 11, 2019