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Article: Mechanical analysis of circular tunnels supported by steel sets embedded in primary linings

TitleMechanical analysis of circular tunnels supported by steel sets embedded in primary linings
Authors
KeywordsAnalytical model
Composite liner
Support characteristic
Tunnel
Issue Date2013
Citation
Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 2013, v. 37, p. 80-88 How to Cite?
AbstractA series of analytical studies have been performed to investigate the support characteristics of the steel sets embedded in the tunnel primary lining. The analytical models for various modes of loading on an infinite cylinder carrying uniform line load, carrying uniform surface load, reinforced by a single circular ring and reinforced by equidistant rings are proposed respectively. Comparing the deformation characteristics of the infinite cylinder carrying uniform line load and uniform surface load reveals that for a practical tunnel application, the difference between the deformations induced by line load and equivalent surface load is less than 1.5%. The steel set reinforcements in the primary lining can therefore be represented by plane rings in the cylindrical shell. A study of the infinite cylinder reinforced by a single ring reveals that the most prominent effect of a steel set is attributed to its role as a cantilever fixing. It helps carry a certain length of the surrounding ground both ahead and behind before shotcreting and during shotcrete hardening. A subsequent study of the infinite cylinder reinforced by equidistant rings suggests that if the steel set spacing is smaller than a threshold value, the differences of the total stiffness calculated by the proposed method at the locations of the steel sets and other parts of the liner are negligible. The results obtained by the proposed method and the classical method have negligible differences. If the steel set spacing is larger than a threshold value, the classical method should be used with caution. Besides, the proposed method is more accurate than the classical method for calculating the support characteristics of the composite liner. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214000
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.741
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.023

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, Louis Ngai Yuen-
dc.contributor.authorFang, Qian-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Dingli-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-19T13:41:30Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-19T13:41:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationTunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 2013, v. 37, p. 80-88-
dc.identifier.issn0886-7798-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214000-
dc.description.abstractA series of analytical studies have been performed to investigate the support characteristics of the steel sets embedded in the tunnel primary lining. The analytical models for various modes of loading on an infinite cylinder carrying uniform line load, carrying uniform surface load, reinforced by a single circular ring and reinforced by equidistant rings are proposed respectively. Comparing the deformation characteristics of the infinite cylinder carrying uniform line load and uniform surface load reveals that for a practical tunnel application, the difference between the deformations induced by line load and equivalent surface load is less than 1.5%. The steel set reinforcements in the primary lining can therefore be represented by plane rings in the cylindrical shell. A study of the infinite cylinder reinforced by a single ring reveals that the most prominent effect of a steel set is attributed to its role as a cantilever fixing. It helps carry a certain length of the surrounding ground both ahead and behind before shotcreting and during shotcrete hardening. A subsequent study of the infinite cylinder reinforced by equidistant rings suggests that if the steel set spacing is smaller than a threshold value, the differences of the total stiffness calculated by the proposed method at the locations of the steel sets and other parts of the liner are negligible. The results obtained by the proposed method and the classical method have negligible differences. If the steel set spacing is larger than a threshold value, the classical method should be used with caution. Besides, the proposed method is more accurate than the classical method for calculating the support characteristics of the composite liner. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofTunnelling and Underground Space Technology-
dc.subjectAnalytical model-
dc.subjectComposite liner-
dc.subjectSupport characteristic-
dc.subjectTunnel-
dc.titleMechanical analysis of circular tunnels supported by steel sets embedded in primary linings-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.description.natureLink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tust.2013.03.011-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84877326415-
dc.identifier.hkuros259281-
dc.identifier.volume37-
dc.identifier.spage80-
dc.identifier.epage88-

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