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Volume 143, 20202nd International Symposium on Architecture Research Frontiers and Ecological Environment (ARFEE 2019)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Architectural Engineering and Urban Construction|
|Published online||24 January 2020|
An Analytical Continuous Upper Bound Limit Analysis of Pore Water Effect on the Tail Stability of Underwater Shield Tunnels during Construction
Beijing Jiaotong University, School of Civil Engineering, 100044 Beijing, China
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
An analytical continuous upper bound limit analysis is developed to analyse the effects of seepage on the transverse stability of underwater shield tunnels. The approach is based on an analytical continuous upper bound limit analysis method for cohesive-frictional soils. It employs the complex variables solution of the displacement field due to tunnel deformation and movement, and the analytical solution of the pore water pressure field for steady state seepage due to pore water influx at the tunnel perimeter. The most critical slip line position and the minimum required tunnel support pressure are determined by using a particle swarm optimization scheme for various generic situations. The method is verified via finite element simulation and comparison with the solution from using rigid block upper bound limit analysis. The parametric analysis revealed among other things that both the infimum of the necessary tunnel support pressure and the most critical plastic zone increase when the hydraulic head at the ground surface increases, but decrease when the tunnel influx increases due to the fact that pore water pressure at the tunnel perimeter decreases with the tunnel influx.
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