Rey Llorente, Ignacio del; Espinosa Antelo, Irene; Fernández Martín, Sonia; Grande Pérez, Alfredo y Alarcón Álvarez, Enrique
Ventilation system design and large scale fire tests.
En: "4th. International Conference on Tunnel Safety and Ventilation", 21/04/2008-23/04/2008, Graz, Austria. ISBN 978-3-85125-008-4.
The design, construction and operation of the tunnels of M-30, the major ring road in the city of Madrid (Spain), represent a very interesting project in wich a wide variety of situations -geometrical, topographical, etc.- had to be covered, in variable conditions of traffic. For that reasons, the M-30 project is a remarkable technical challenge, which, after its completion, turned into an international reference. From the "design for safety" perspective, a holistic approach has been used to deal with new technologies, integration of systems and development of the procedures to reach the maximum level. However, one of the primary goals has been to achieve reasonable homogeneity characteristics which can permit operate a netword of tunels as one only infraestructure. In the case of the ventilation system the mentioned goals have implied innovative solutions and coordination efforts of great interest. Consequently, this paper describes the principal ideas underlying the conceptual solution developed focusing on the principal peculiarities of the project.