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EVALUATING THE EFFECTS OF TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION ON BUILDINGS (2017)
The research presented in this thesis focuses on tunnel–building interaction, and more specifically on buildings with shallow foundations.
The focus of this work is the effect of tunnelling on concrete framed buildings. The research deals with three main areas: [i] the estimation of the bending stiffness of a building’s superstructure and foundation, [ii] the analysis of tunnel–soil–building interaction using realistic ground displacements achieved from the field or experimental studies, and [iii] the behaviour of a 3D building (weightless and weighted) in a soil–building system during the construction of a tunnel. Finite element analysis (ABAQUS 3D) is used to investigate these problems.
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham