Numerical Simulation of Shield Tunnel Passing Through Underground Structure
Shield tunneling is often adopted in underground engineering such as civil tunnel construction and mine excavation. The program FLAC3D is used to simulate the process of the tunnel excavation through underground structure in Shenyang in this paper. The analysis results show that,(1) the soil below the end wall suffers great displacement, when the shield approaches the end wall of underground framework from different directions, so the soil under the end wall needs to be reinforced. (2) Increasing pressure and volume of grouting can’t significantly reduce the amount of surface subsidence when the drilling of the shield acrosses through the independent foundation. (3) The influences of shielding to the construction are limited because of the constraint function to the surrounding rock above the tunnel by the great entire rigidity of under-ground framework. The results of numerical simulation exactly matches the monitoring data when the stiffness of under-ground frame structure is considered, and it can provide guidance for engineering practice.
Paul P. Lin and Chunliang Zhang
Y. S. Li et al., "Numerical Simulation of Shield Tunnel Passing Through Underground Structure", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 105-107, pp. 886-891, 2012