The paper presents a real case of a complex underground construction problem, in urban environment, analyzed with a modern numerical simulation tool. The goal of the simulation is to identify surface settlements induced by a multi-stage excavation/construction of a tunnel system in urban area. The problems encountered include: a complex 3D geometry, accounting properly for a complex initial state, and modeling of an arch-pipes-parasol system, among others. A wide range of options available in the finite element software Z_SOIL 3D are presented based on the example.

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    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

    Institute for Geotechnical Engineering
    Zurich,   Switzerland  8093
  • Authors:
    • Truty, A
    • Zimmermann, T
  • Conference:
    • Planning and Engineering for the Cities of Tomorrow. Second International Conference on Soil Structure Interaction in Urban Civil Engineering
  • Publication Date: 2002


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 311-314

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  • Accession Number: 00930495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 3000091696
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2002 12:00AM