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BACK-ANALYSIS METHODS FOR OPTIMAL TUNNEL DESIGN (2007)
The present research focuses on the application of back-analysis techniques that are applicable to various conditions and are directly coupled with a widely available numerical program. Different methods are discussed and examples are given. The strength and importance of global optimization is introduced for geotechnical engineering applications along with the novel implementation of two global optimization algorithms in geotechnical parameter identification. The techniques developed are applied to the back-analysis of a modern NATM highway tunnel in China and the results are discussed.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2007
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA