DOI: 10.3390/app13169459 ISSN:

Safety Evaluation of Crossing Tunnel Engineering: A Case Study

Dai Xianyao, Wang Guobin, Ye Ming, Zhang Yongquan
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • General Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • General Materials Science

With the growing demand for transportation, there has been a significant increase in road-related projects, leading to potential risks in the safety of existing structures. This paper presents a study on the influence of new tunnel construction on the stability of an adjacent existing tunnel and provides valuable insights for the safety technology evaluation of similar tunnel crossing projects. In order to evaluate the influence of tunnel excavation on adjacent tunnels, the excavation process of a new tunnel near the original tunnel is simulated using the finite element software Midas GTS. This analysis includes the evaluation of static and dynamic responses. The results indicate that the horizontal and vertical displacements caused by the excavation of the railway tunnel are minimal. Furthermore, during the blasting excavation of the railway tunnel, the vibration velocity experienced by the highway tunnel remains below the safe allowable limit. These findings demonstrate that in this project, the influence of blasting excavation for the railway tunnel on the highway tunnel is both safe and manageable.

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