Analysis of the impacts of a tunnel on a normal fault rupture through uniform soil cover

Mehdi Sarayloo, Reza Mahinroosta

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Damages due to a fault activity can be divided into dynamic rupture and quasi-static rupture. In some special projects like roads, channels, and pipelines, engineers have to design and construct them on the faults inescapably. In addition to seismic design, the effects of fault rupture crossing the structures must be considered in the design process. In this paper, four different computer models of a granular alluvium with and without tunnel were made by a three-dimensional finite-difference software. A normal fault offset with three different cross angles was applied to the bottom of the models at the next step. Then, the shear bands propagation and ground deformations were calculated. The results show that the effects of tunnel existence on the ground deformations and shear band propagation depend on the cross angle.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeo-China 2016
Subtitle of host publicationemerging technologies in tunnel engineering, modeling, design, construction, repair and rehabilitation
EditorsJames C. Ni, Junsheng Yang, Shong-loong Chen, Tong Qiu
Place of PublicationReston, VA
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784480038
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event4th GeoChina International Conference (GeoChina 2016) - Shandong Hotel, Jinan, China
Duration: 25 Jul 201627 Jul 2016 (Conference website) (Conference program)

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publications (GSP)
ISSN (Electronic)2708-941X


Conference4th GeoChina International Conference (GeoChina 2016)
OtherThis conference will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction, and safety Inspections of transportation Infrastructures and offer a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st century. Conference topics cover a broad array of contemporary issues for professionals involved in bridge, pavement, geotechnical, tunnel, railway, and emerging techniques for safety Inspections. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world for technical, scientific, and commercial
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