M. I. T. TEST SECTION INSTRUMENTATION, MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY HAYMARKET-NORTH EXTENSION - ADDENDUM TO REPORT

THE FINITE ELEMENT TECHNIQUE WAS USED TO DEVELOP A UNIQUE COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR ANALYZING THE PERFORMANCE OF BRACED EXCAVATIONS IN TEST SECTIONS OF A CUT-AND-COVER SUBWAY. FINITE ELEMENT PROGRAMS PERMIT THE ANALYSIS OF PREVIOUSLY UNSOLVABLE PROBLEMS; ELEMENT TYPE, METHOD OF LOAD APPLICATION, ELEMENT GRID SIZE, AND INPUT MATERIAL PROPERTIES ARE A FEW OF THE VARIABLES WHICH DETERMINE THE ACCURACY OF SIMULATIONS USING THIS METHOD. THE REPORT EXAMINES SEVEN LIMITATIONS AND PROBLEMS OF THE LATEST VERSION OF THE PROGRAM, CALLED BRACE II. A COMPLETE PRINTOUT OF THE BRACED EXCAVATION ANALYSIS IS PROVIDED. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract H-753
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Soil Mechanics Division
    Cambridge, MA  United States 

    Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

    10 Park Plaza
    Boston, MA  United States  02116

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209761
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM