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Estimation of adjacent building settlement during drilling of urban tunnels


Pourakbar, Shahram and Azadi, Mohammad and Kim Huat, Bujang and Asadi, Afshin (2014) Estimation of adjacent building settlement during drilling of urban tunnels. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 19 (bund. B). pp. 469-479. ISSN 1089-3032


Recent urbanization developments in big cities with limited available land for construction, have led the public transportation systems to go underground areas. The occurrences of unexpected damages due to wrong predictions on the behavior of the tunnel lining, the surrounding soil and the improper designing of the tunnel emphasizes the importance of the study and in addition the prediction of possible changes in form throughout the tunnel excavation. Studying the rate of a structure's settlement designed within the vicinity of these tunnels is therefore of great importance. In this paper, employing the Finite Element Method (FEM), optimizing settlement of the structure is considered throughout tunnel excavating. What have to be carefully considered are the horizontal distances between the tunnel and buildings with different stories, the diameter of the tunnel, and the relation between the settlements of buildings in any given direction. In addition, the vertical distance between tunnel and buildings is a crucial issue taken into account in this research. The result of this research can be useful to optimize the construction and implementation of underground structures.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
Keywords: Entitative coal crossheading; Fully-mechanized; Mine pressure behaviour regularity
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 08:38
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 08:38
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37497
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