A 3D numerical model for mechanised excavations is presented, which is capable of simulating the overall process of excavation and construction of a tunnel when a TBM EPB (Tunnel Boring Machine-Earth Pressure Balance) is used. The main construction aspects of a mechanised excavation are modelled. Their influence on calculated ground displacements are investigated by means of a series of parametric analyses. With the aim of testing the performance of the proposed 3D numerical model, a series of 25 Class C predictions has been carried out. Case Histories related to the construction of the 1995-2003 Madrid Metro Extension Project were considered for this purpose. As a general rule, the results obtained with the Modified Cam-Clay model closely fit in situ measurements. When the Linear-Elastic or the Mohr-Coulomb models are used, it is not as easy to summarise the results obtained, as higher fluctuations are observed around in situ measured data. A good agreement is also shown when the distribution of horizontal displacements along depth is considered. For some sections, the mechanised excavation model is not capable of reproducing the high values of the surface settlements measured in situ. A closer look at the results shows that mixed face conditions are found for these cases, with the TBM excavating through layered soil formations having sharply different mechanical behaviour. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Lambrughi, A., Medina Rodríguez, L., & Castellanza, R. (2012). Development and validation of a 3D numerical model for TBM-EPB mechanised excavations. COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 40, 97-113.
|Citazione:||Lambrughi, A., Medina Rodríguez, L., & Castellanza, R. (2012). Development and validation of a 3D numerical model for TBM-EPB mechanised excavations. COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 40, 97-113.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Development and validation of a 3D numerical model for TBM-EPB mechanised excavations|
|Autori:||Lambrughi, A; Medina Rodríguez, L; Castellanza, R|
CASTELLANZA, RICCARDO PIETRO (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Rivista:||COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2011.10.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|