Publications Routes/Roads Road tunnel operations

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of road tunnel operations. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • The RAMS-Approach for Road Tunnel Operations

    There are several ways to optimize life cycle performance whilst maintaining the required level of road tunnel safety. One possible approach is based on monitoring the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) of systems, based on pre-defined requirements. This methodology has been extensively used in many industries (Military, Aerospace, Chemical, etc,). In the transport sector, it was first used in the railway industry, but can easily be adapted to road transport, including [...]

  • LED Lighting in ASFINAG Road Tunnels

    The article explains the current standing of LED technology, in addition to the pros and cons of these lighting systems. Furthermore, the article aims to show the influence of better quality lighting systems on drivers. Therefore, it presents information of real-life field tests in tunnels with different lighting systems.

  • Provision for Persons with Reduced Mobility during a Tunnel Incident

    This article incorporates research and analysis, regarding adjustments to design and operational processes that member countries have adopted in response to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN Charter), and their individual National legislation.

  • Influence of Activated Fixed Fire-Fighting Systems on User Behaviour during Self-Evacuation

    An important objective of safety measures in road tunnels is to ensure that tunnel users are able to self-rescue in the case of an incident. The influence of fixed fire-fighting systems (FFFS) on the success of self-evacuation of tunnel users has been investigated in a virtual reality (VR) situation and in real tests to establish their effect on the tunnel users' evacuation behaviour.

  • Lean Tech: How to Reduce the Ever-Increasing Equipment in Modern Road Tunnels?

    The article shows how to potentially simplify technical installations without creating new risks, whilst always being adapted to safety requirements.

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