Application of a rectangular pipe jacking machine for pipe line construction under important expressway

Fumihiko Matsumoto, Tomo Morita, Eiji Sakai, Hideki Shimada, Takashi Sasaoka, Kikuo Matsuii

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Today's pipe jacking technology in Japan is used as a construction method for pipe lines, such as water, sewer and power supply. This method has been achieved remarkable progress with the development of technical infrastructure. Usually, circular pipes are used for pipe line construction. Recently, various infrastructures are buried underground, and the effective use of underground is demanded. From this situation, demands of the pipe line construction using rectangular pipes are increasing gradually. To cope with these demands, the Box Culvert Pipe Jacking Method using rectangular pipe jacking machine was developed and has been used for rectangular pipe line construction. This paper introduces about the characteristics and applicability of the rectangular pipe jacking method and shows the rectangular pipe line construction case using rectangular pipe jacking machine.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event31st ISTT International No-Dig Downunder - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Sept 1 2013Sept 4 2013


Other31st ISTT International No-Dig Downunder

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geology
  • Geophysics


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