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Title: Some considerations in finite element analysis of tunnelling
Authors: Pang, C.H.
Yong, K.Y. 
Dasari, G.R.
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Pang, C.H.,Yong, K.Y.,Dasari, G.R. (2005). Some considerations in finite element analysis of tunnelling. Underground Space Use: Analysis of the Past and Lessons for the Future - Proceedings of the 31st ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2 : 1149-1154. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: As ground is practically an unbounded medium, selection of only a small area around a tunnel for analysis purpose is sure to introduce some errors. Also the boundary conditions imposed on these boundaries will influence the shape and magnitude of displacement profiles. This paper investigates effect of boundaries on predicted ground movements due to tunnelling in plane strain analysis. A review of published finite element analyses was carried out and general observations on the magnitudes and trends of movement are summarised. Subsequently, a detailed parametric study was carried out to identify the factors which influence mesh size. It is shown that the size of mesh required is highly dependent on the C/D ratio, soil model, K o condition and the boundary fixity. A mesh configuration scheme is proposed to obtain sizes of mesh to produce near mesh-independent results. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group.
Source Title: Underground Space Use: Analysis of the Past and Lessons for the Future - Proceedings of the 31st ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/84739
ISBN: 0415374537
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