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Study on the Convergence of the NATM Tunnel Constructed in the Weathered Granite
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  • Journal title : Tunnel and Underground Space
  • Volume 25, Issue 6,  2015, pp.515-526
  • Publisher : Korean Society for Rock Mechanics
  • DOI : 10.7474/TUS.2015.25.6.515
 Title & Authors
Study on the Convergence of the NATM Tunnel Constructed in the Weathered Granite
Shin, Sang-Sik; Kim, Hak Joon; Bae, Gyu Jin;
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 Abstract
Predicting and measuring tunnel convergence is very crucial for estimating tunnel stability and economical construction of NATM tunnels. The method to estimate the tunnel convergence that occurs before and after construction is proposed based on literature reviews. The total displacement occurring related to tunnel construction is determined to be about 2.5 times that of measured displacements. The results of displacement measurements at two tunnels constructed with similar rock types are examined for the investigation of factors affecting the tunnel convergence. The average convergence of Gyungju A Tunnel is about 6.7 times bigger than that of Daejeon B Tunnel. The possible causes of the large convergence in Gyungju A Tunnel are suggested. In order to predict the convergence of tunnels, careful investigation of the geological structures in the ground surface and the influence of external conditions as well as careful face mapping of the tunnel face should be conducted.
 Keywords
Tunnel convergence;Rock mass ratings;Field measurements;
 Language
Korean
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