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Journal of Applied Geodesy

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Volume 13, Issue 3

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Control survey for a 6.7 km immersed tunnel in Chinese Lingding ocean

Guanqing Li / Shengxiang Huang
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  • School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
  • Collaborative Innovation Center for Geospatial Technology, Wuhan 430079, China
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Published Online: 2019-05-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jag-2018-0023

Abstract

The immersed tunnel which is composed of elements has drawn more attention nowadays because of new advancements and developments. The elements are prefabricated somewhere else and floated to the tunnel site to be sunk into the prepared trench. Each element must line up exactly for the watertight gaskets to seal properly. The HZM immersed tunnel, a key part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) that crosses the Pearl River Estuary and links Hong Kong to the east, and Zhuhai and Macao to the west, is 6.7 km long, one of the longest immersed tunnel ever realized in the world. For the construction of such a mega immersed tunnel, particular care should be taken in the perspective of geodetic control. This paper described the design and implementation of the geodetic basis and hierarchical surface control networks. And to decrease the influence of lateral refraction and to improve the configuration strength and increase the number of redundant observation compared with traverse, the design of underground surveying network named duo-linear joint chain and the results of gyro checks are presented. In the end HZM immersed tunnel surveying data is analyzed and the performance of the control networks is demonstrated.

Keywords: immersed tunnel; hierarchical surface control networks; duo-linear joint chain; gyro checks

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About the article

Received: 2018-07-02

Accepted: 2019-04-23

Published Online: 2019-05-14

Published in Print: 2019-07-26


Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China

Award identifier / Grant number: 41274020

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41274020). And Project Management Dept. for Island & Tunnel Project of Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge provided convenience for this work and contributed to the field observation campaign.


Citation Information: Journal of Applied Geodesy, Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 257–265, ISSN (Online) 1862-9024, ISSN (Print) 1862-9016, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jag-2018-0023.

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