Arie Bleijenberg MSc
- asset management
Accidents in tunnels can have serious consequences. When an explosion or fire occurs in an enclosed system, the fire can spread to other vehicles and escape is difficult. TNO has unique expertise in safety aspects relating to operational tunnels and to the design and construction of new tunnels.
At the design stage, the emphasis is on keeping the probability and impact of disasters to a minimum. We have knowledge of:
TNO has expertise in all these areas, and in related areas. TNO can also provide risk assessment methods for non-standard situations. In the field of tunnel safety, TNO works with the Netherlands Institute for Safety (IFV), where TNO researcher Dr Nils Rosmuller holds the TNO/IFV lectureship at the National Expertise Centre for Transport Safety.