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1. Developments and research directions in pipe jacking and microtunneling

Available online 25 September 2018
Raymond L. Sterling

•Review of the history and development of pipe jacking and microtunneling methods.•Planning, design and construction aspects of the technologies are discussed.•Emphasis on academic research into the...

2. Systems approaches to urban underground space planning and management – A review

Available online 6 April 2019
Loretta von der Tann | Raymond Sterling | Yingxin Zhou | Nicole Metje

The necessity to recognize the subsurface or underground and all its current and potential uses as part of our urban environment, to integrate this into urban planning and governance, and to foster...

3. Impact of seismic design on tunnels in rock – Case histories

June 2017
Carlos A. Jaramillo

The tunnel industry has considered that tunnels, especially tunnels in rock, are naturally resistant to earthquake action, including faulting, shaking, deflection and ground failure. As the number of...

4. Effect of constructing twin tunnels under a building supported by pile foundations in the Sydney central business district

December 2019
Hadi Khabbaz | Robert Gibson | Behzad Fatahi

In congested cities such as Sydney, competition for underground space escalates within the built environment because various assets require finite geotechnical strength and support. Specific problems...

5. Future cities, resilient cities – The role of underground space in achieving urban resilience

Available online 8 May 2019
Han Admiraal | Antonia Cornaro

The need for future cities to be resilient stems from the fact that now more than ever in history, both natural and human-made hazards are threatening cities in the forms of shocks and stresses. The...

6. Comparison of rectangular and circular bored twin tunnels in weak ground

December 2019
Michael Vinod | Hadi Khabbaz

The recent innovation of a rectangular tunnel boring machine (TBM), and its use in the Hongzhuan Road tunnel underpass by the China Railway Engineering Group (CREG), has revitalized shallow depth soft...

7. Methods for evaluating overconsolidation ratio from piezocone sounding results

September 2017
Nachanok Chanmee | Jinchun Chai | Takenori Hino | Jun Wang

Methods for estimating the overconsolidation ratio (OCR) of soil deposits from piezocone sounding results have been investigated. Three existing methods have been briefly reviewed and a new method has...

8. Urban underground logistics system in China: Opportunities or challenges?

September 2017
Zhilong Chen | Jianjun Dong | Rui Ren

An urban underground logistics system (ULS) is one important means of solving urban traffic problems that has unique advantages. Freight transportation in China requires a new transportation mode. Therefore,...

9. BIM for the Underground – An enabler of trenchless construction

Available online 11 October 2019
David Chapman | Stylianos Providakis | Christopher Rogers

The subsurface space in urban areas is an important asset. However, the information available on this environment is relatively poor compared to above ground information. This paper proposes a Building...

10. Phase-field modeling of fracture for quasi-brittle materials

March 2019
Jacinto Ulloa | Patricio Rodríguez | Cristóbal Samaniego | Esteban Samaniego

This paper addresses the modeling of fracture in quasi-brittle materials using a phase-field approach to the description of crack topology. Within the computational mechanics community, several studies...

11. Energy tunnels: concept and design aspects

December 2018
Marco Barla | Alice Di Donna

Geotechnical structures are increasingly employed as energy geostructures in Europe and worldwide. Besides being constructed for their primary structural role, they are equipped to exchange heat with...

12. Control of settlement and volume loss induced by tunneling under recently reclaimed land

December 2019
A.K.L. Kwong | C.C.W. Ng | A. Schwob

The proposed Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok Link (TM-CLKL) project comprises a 9-km-long dual two-lane carriageway between Tuen Mun and North Lantau, Hong Kong. Construction of the two tunnels at the Northern...

13. Long-term tunnel behaviour and ground movements after tunnelling in clayey soils

September 2017
Kenichi Soga | Richard George Laver | Zili Li

Long term ground movements above a tunnel may continue to increase with time after tunnelling in clayey soils as the tunnelling-induced excess pore water pressures dissipate, whilst the changing earth...

14. Structural damage assessment criteria for reinforced concrete buildings by using a Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy process

September 2018
Khader M. Hamdia | Mohammed Arafa | Mamoun Alqedra

Reinforced concrete structures are often exposed to many types of damages and deteriorations due to different causes and exposure conditions during their life cycle. Assessment of such structures is...

15. Engineering properties of the Bukit Timah Granitic residual soil in Singapore

June 2019
W.G. Zhang | R.H. Zhang | L. Han | A.T.C. Goh

Extensive site investigations were conducted prior to the construction of a Mass Rapid Transit project in Singapore that was predominantly in the Bukit Timah Granite (BTG) formation residual soil. This...

16. Comparison of diaphragm wall movement prediction and field performance for different construction techniques

September 2019
Wanchai Teparaksa | Jirat Teparaksa

The demand for deep excavation for basement construction is growing rapidly in Bangkok due to the limited availability of land. Recently, the maximum depth of excavation has increased up to approximately...

17. Analysis of jacking forces during pipe jacking in granular materials using particle methods

December 2019
Xinbo Ji | Pengpeng Ni | Marco Barla

Trenchless technology is often used in congested urban areas or river crossings to install underground pipelines to minimize disturbance to surface traffic or other activities. Pipe jacking is a typical...

18. Evaluation of rock mass deformability using empirical methods – A review

March 2017
Lianyang Zhang

Evaluation of rock mass deformability is an important but very challenging task in the analysis and design of underground structures in rock. Although various empirical (correlation) methods have been...

19. Effects of underground explosions on soil and structures

Available online 19 September 2019
Daniel Ambrosini | Bibiana Luccioni

Much effort has been dedicated to the study of underground explosions because they pose a major threat to people and structures below or above the ground. In this regard, it is especially important...

20. Systems approach to underground safety

Available online 4 June 2019
Marco Bettelini

The safety of underground traffic infrastructure can be considered from several viewpoints as a fairly mature field. Common minimum requirements for road tunnel safety were developed for all European...

21. Analysis of a tunnel failure caused by leakage of the shield tail seal system

Available online 3 January 2019
Chao Yu | Annan Zhou | Jun Chen | Arul Arulrajah | Suksun Horpibulsuk

This paper presents an analysis of a tunnel failure accident during shield tunnel construction on Foshan Metro Line 2 in China. The failure is caused by the leakage of the multilayer seal system, which...

22. Ground settlement during tunneling in groundwater drawdown environment – Influencing factors

September 2016
Chungsik Yoo

In this paper, the results of a parametric study on groundwater drawdown-induced surface settlement during tunneling in water-bearing ground are presented. A calibrated stress–pore pressure coupled...

23. Air flow and gas dispersion in the forced ventilation of a road tunnel during construction

June 2019
Yong Fang | Zhigang Yao | Shuai Lei

Forced ventilation is typically used in the construction of tunnels since it is an economical method to provide high amounts of fresh air. Air velocity and pollutant concentration near the work face...

24. The role of dilatancy in shallow overburden tunneling

September 2019
Muhammad Shehzad Khalid | Mamoru Kikumoto | Ying Cui | Kiyoshi Kishida

The mechanical behavior of sandy ground during shallow circular tunneling is explored for various overburden heights H (=0.5D, 1.0D, 1.5D and 2.0D; D is the diameter of the tunnel) and various dilatancy...

25. Early construction cost and time risk assessment and evaluation of large-scale underground cavern construction projects in Singapore

Available online 14 November 2018
Varun Maruvanchery | Shao Zhe | Tiong Lee Kong Robert

The applicability of the Decision Aids for Tunneling (DAT) as an early construction cost and time predicting tool for large-scale underground cavern construction projects is investigated in this study....

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