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A Variationally Consistent Hyperstatic Reaction Method for Tunnel Lining Design

Bui, Hoang-Giang; Ninić, Jelena; Do, Ngoc-Anh; Dias, Daniel; Meschke, Günther

Authors

Hoang-Giang Bui

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JELENA NINIC Jelena.Ninic@nottingham.ac.uk
Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering

Ngoc-Anh Do

Daniel Dias

Günther Meschke



Abstract

In this technical note, a consistent finite element formulation of the Hyperstatic Reaction Method (HRM) for tunnel linings design is proposed by introducing a variational consistently linearized formulation. It permits to consider a nonlinear interaction between a lining structure and the surrounding ground. Recent advances of the HRM in regard to the consideration of the nonlinear response of the segmented tunnel lining exposed to design loads use an iterative algorithm for solving the nonlinear system of equations. In the proposed Variationally consistent Hyperstatic Reaction Method (VHRM), a distributed nonlinear spring model representing the interaction between the lining and the ground soils is considered in a variationally consistent format. Computing the tangential spring stiffness via consistent linearization, and using Newton-Raphson iteration, requires significantly smaller number of iterations as compared to the original HRM model based on nodal springs. Furthermore, the method is applicable for simulations using solid finite elements (2D and 3D), as well as beam or finite shell elements, respectively.

Citation

Bui, H., Ninić, J., Do, N., Dias, D., & Meschke, G. (in press). A Variationally Consistent Hyperstatic Reaction Method for Tunnel Lining Design. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 10, 2021
Deposit Date Oct 13, 2021
Journal International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Print ISSN 0363-9061
Electronic ISSN 1096-9853
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Hyperstatic Reaction Method; Lining design; FEM; Consistent linearization
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/6457477