Clogging risk assessment and correlation with the chemical / physical characteristics of the soil to be excavated
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The construction of tunnels gained a crucial importance in the development of large infrastructures and in the urban transport system in recent decades. Some phases of the excavation may become tricky when the project involves a complex historical, urban and environmental context, such as a urban area. This article, presented at the World Tunnel Congress 2019 in Naples, illustrates the results of a research activity developed at Sapienza with the collaboration of Metro C on the management of soil conditioning in mechanized excavation, one of the many delicate aspects of a project, as the Metro C line of Rome, unique in the world in terms of size, importance and complexity.