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Analysis of the influence of soft soil grouting on the metro tunnel based on field measurement

Zhi Ding (Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou, China)
Xiao Zhang (Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou, China)
Xinsheng Yin (Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou, China)
Jiqing Jiang (Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou, China)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Article publication date: 19 July 2019

Issue publication date: 15 August 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to analyse the effect of soft soil grouting on the deformation of the closed shield tunnel with the measured data.

Design/methodology/approach

Combining the measured data of vertical, horizontal and convergence deformation of the adjacent tunnel during the grouting construction in foundation pit engineering, the influence of grouting on metro tunnel in soft soil area is analyzed.

Findings

The researches indicate that early grouting has the main effect on the horizontal displacement of the tunnel; Due to the disturbing effect of the uninterrupted grouting construction on the soil and the transfer pressure of the rheological soil to the bottom of the tunnel, the tunnel is obviously lifted; And the convergence deformation of the tunnel increases caused by the overburden pressure in the vertical direction, so that the tunnel appears the phenomenon of staggered seam, large opening of bolted joint, damaged segment even leakage of water.

Originality/value

The study based on the field monitoring data is rarely reported, especially the topic about inadvertent grouting in soft soil area is likely to cause severe deformation of adjacent metro tunnel.

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Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (51508506), the financial support from the Zhejiang Natural Science Foundation (LQ16E080008), Hangzhou Science and Technology Plan Project (20172016A06, 20160533B94, 20180533B06, 20180533B12), Zhejiang University City College Scientific Research Foundation (No. JZD18003) and the Zhejiang Key Research and Development Project (2017C03020).

Citation

Ding, Z., Zhang, X., Yin, X. and Jiang, J. (2019), "Analysis of the influence of soft soil grouting on the metro tunnel based on field measurement", Engineering Computations, Vol. 36 No. 5, pp. 1522-1541. https://doi.org/10.1108/EC-08-2018-0350

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