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Structural Safety Analysis of the Aqueducts “Coll De Foix” and “Capdevila” of the Canal of Aragon and Catalonia

Civil and Environmental Department, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Campus Nord, C/Jordi Girona, 1-3, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Infrastructures 2018, 3(4), 48; https://doi.org/10.3390/infrastructures3040048
Received: 5 September 2018 / Revised: 7 October 2018 / Accepted: 31 October 2018 / Published: 5 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from the REHABEND 2018 Congress)
The Canal of Aragon and Catalonia (CAC) is 134 km long and irrigates 105,000 ha (131 irrigation user communities) and it is owned by the River Ebro’s Water Agency. The aqueducts are located between km 67 and 71 of the canal and were designed by the civil engineer Félix de los Ríos Martín in 1907. The cross-section of both aqueducts, Coll de Foix and Capdevila, was extended within the framework of the project by Fernando Hué Herrero in 1962 in order to reach design flows of 26.1 m3/s and 25.7 m3/s, respectively. The structural performance of the aqueducts has been satisfactory; nevertheless, the hydraulic capacity has reduced over the years. As a result, the irrigation user communities have expressed the need to extend the cross-section of the aqueducts to meet the irrigation demands. Given the age of the structure and the different design considerations at the time, it is paramount to verify the structural reliability of the aqueducts in the new load configuration. Therefore, the objective of this contribution is to present the structural safety analysis conducted and to describe the new extended cross-section for both aqueducts (maintaining the original structural typology). View Full-Text
Keywords: heritage; maintenance; reinforced concrete; safety heritage; maintenance; reinforced concrete; safety
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De la Fuente, A.; Alegre, V.; Blanco, A.; Cavero, T.; Quintilla, R. Structural Safety Analysis of the Aqueducts “Coll De Foix” and “Capdevila” of the Canal of Aragon and Catalonia. Infrastructures 2018, 3, 48.

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