A REVIEW ON THE LABORATORY MODEL TESTS OF TUNNELS IN SOFT SOILS

Mohsen Hajihassani, Aminaton Marto, Ahmad Mahir Makhtar, Fauziah Kasim

Abstract


Tunnelling through densely populated areas is usually associated with undesirable ground movement and damage to adjacent buildings. Consequently, it is essential to investigate the mechanism of the soil movements around the tunnel as well as ground surface. Laboratory model tests provide comprehensive understanding of the soil movements induced by tunnelling and failure mechanism as well. This paper presents a review on the laboratory model test of tunnels in soft soils

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Laboratory model tests, tunnelling, soft soils, ground movements

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11113/mjce.v26n1.328

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