Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

Ground settlements induced by air-pressure shield tunneling throughout the soft clays of Mexico City have been monitored in five test sections by means of settlement points installed at various depths and distances from the tunnel axis. Subsoil conditions and soil characteristics at each site were thoroughly studied in the field and in the laboratory. Measured settlement profiles have been compared to those computed by a simplified analytical procedure showing very good agreement.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

5-6-1984

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1984 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Settlements Induced by Soft Ground Tunneling

Ground settlements induced by air-pressure shield tunneling throughout the soft clays of Mexico City have been monitored in five test sections by means of settlement points installed at various depths and distances from the tunnel axis. Subsoil conditions and soil characteristics at each site were thoroughly studied in the field and in the laboratory. Measured settlement profiles have been compared to those computed by a simplified analytical procedure showing very good agreement.