Seismic analysis of a transition tunnel constructed with TBM and mining method

Song Yang, Ruozhou Li, Pengyuan Li, Chao Wang, Fei Yu, Yong Yuan, Haitao Yu

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A transition tunnel is generally built to connect a TBM tunnel and a mining tunnel, given the different cross sections associated with each construction method. The transition tunnel may be sensitive to earthquake damage since the tunnel cross-section and stiffness change along the tunnel axis. Studying the seismic performance of the transition tunnel structure, a subtle 3D finite element model is carried out. Comparing with the calculation results of SHAKE91, a reasonable non-reflective boundary condition is used. The concrete adopts an elastoplastic damage constitutive model, and the surrounding rock mass uses an elastoplastic constitutive model based on the Drucker-Prager yield criterion. The effects of different ground motion magnitudes and different types of seismic waves are calculated and analyzed through dynamic time-history method. The calculation results show that the impact range of the construction method butted composite lining section on the tunnel structure of the mine tunnel and the TBM tunnel is about 10m, and the reinforcement of the inner lining will cause a sudden change in the stress of the outside TBM tunnel structure. Moreover, the compressive stress of the surrounding rock and tunnel structure is small, and the structural damage mainly occurs in the area of the arch shoulder and arch foot.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042031
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 11 Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventChina Rock 2020 Conference - Beijing, China
Duration: 23 Oct 202026 Oct 2020


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