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Discussion of “Observation of ground movement with existing pile groups due to tunneling in sand using centrifuge modelling” by Ittichai Boonsiri and Jiro Takemura

Marshall, Alec M.; Franza, Andrea

Discussion of “Observation of ground movement with existing pile groups due to tunneling in sand using centrifuge modelling” by Ittichai Boonsiri and Jiro Takemura Thumbnail


Authors

ALEC MARSHALL alec.marshall@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Geotechnical Engineering

Andrea Franza



Abstract

This discussion aims to highlight the underlying cause of several aspects of the greenfield settlement data presented by Boonsiri and Takemura (Geotech Geol Eng 33(3):621–640, 2015). The discussion considers, for the geotechnical centrifuge tests that were reported, the effects of the boundary conditions imposed at the model tunnel on resulting settlements. Data obtained using the rigid boundary model tunnel in Boonsiri and Takemura (Geotech Geol Eng 33(3):621–640, 2015) are compared against other available data from tests using a fluid-filled flexible membrane model tunnel. It is demonstrated that the boundary conditions used to simulate tunnel ground loss have an important impact on the settlement mechanism; compared to a fluid-filled flexible membrane, a rigid boundary model tunnel results in wider settlement troughs, which do not vary in shape considerably with changes in relative tunnel depth, and can result in higher ratios between the area of the settlement troughs and the tunnel ground loss. The appropriateness of the different tunnel boundary conditions is also discussed.

Citation

Marshall, A. M., & Franza, A. (2017). Discussion of “Observation of ground movement with existing pile groups due to tunneling in sand using centrifuge modelling” by Ittichai Boonsiri and Jiro Takemura. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 35(1), 535-539. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10706-016-0083-x

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 23, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 2, 2016
Publication Date Feb 1, 2017
Deposit Date Sep 1, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 21, 2017
Journal Geotechnical and Geological Engineering
Print ISSN 0960-3182
Electronic ISSN 1573-1529
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 1
Pages 535-539
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10706-016-0083-x
Keywords Tunnel, Centrifuge, Displacements, Greenfield
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/837380
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10706-016-0083-x
Contract Date Sep 1, 2016

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