Effect of Relative Density on Settlements above Tunnels in Sands

This paper presents centrifuge experiment data related to the problem of tunneling-induced ground displacement in sand. The paper focuses on the examination of the effect that relative density has on greenfield soil displacements above tunnels in sandy ground. Data from a series of plane strain centrifuge tests on tunnels in silica sand are presented. The relative density of the sand ranged from 50% to 90% in the tests. The soil displacement data were obtained using an imaged-based deformation measurement technique and examined to determine features of greenfield settlement, both surface and subsurface. The effect that relative density has on the settlement trough shape is demonstrated and discussed.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 96-105
  • Monograph Title: Tunneling and Underground Construction

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  • Accession Number: 01529181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413449
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 22 2014 3:04PM