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Interaction between multiple tunnels in soft ground.

Koungelis, D. K. and Augarde, C. E. (2004) 'Interaction between multiple tunnels in soft ground.', in Developments in mechanics of structures & materials : proceedings of the 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, Australia, 1-3 December 2004. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 1031-1036. Developments in mechanics of structures and materials., 2


An important aspect of planning for shallow tunnelling under urban areas in soft ground is the determination of likely surface movements and interaction with existing structures. Considerable research has been undertaken of this problem for the case of a single tunnel but little analysis exists for the case of multiple tunnel construction. This paper describes numerical analyses of multiple tunnelling undertaken using the commercial finite element software Plaxis. The aim of the study is to improve prediction of minimum interaction distance between multiple driven tunnels at shallow depths in soft ground.

Item Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Tunneling, Multiple tunnels, Finite element analysis, Geotechnics.
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Record Created:12 Nov 2008
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 16:39

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