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Math. Comput. Appl. 2018, 23(3), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/mca23030043

A Complex Variable Solution for Lining Stress and Deformation in a Non-Circular Deep Tunnel II Practical Application and Verification

MOE Key Laboratory of Transportation Tunnel Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, Sichuan, China
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Received: 1 July 2018 / Revised: 15 August 2018 / Accepted: 28 August 2018 / Published: 30 August 2018
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Abstract

A new complex variable method is presented for stress and displacement problems in a non-circular deep tunnel with certain given boundary conditions at infinity. In order to overcome the complex problems caused by non-circular geometric configurations and the multiply-connected region, a complex variable method and continuity boundary conditions are used to determine stress and displacement within the tunnel lining and within the surrounding rock. The coefficients in the conformal mapping function and stress functions are determined by the optimal design and complex variable method, respectively. The new method is validated by FLAC3D finite difference software through an example. Both the new method and the numerical simulation obtained similar results for the stress concentration and the minimum radial displacement occurred at a similar place in the tunnel. It is demonstrated that the new complex variable method is reliable and reasonable. The new method also provides another way to solve non-circular tunnel excavation problems in a faster and more accurate way. View Full-Text
Keywords: non-circular deep tunnel; complex variables; conformal mapping; elasticity; numerical simulation non-circular deep tunnel; complex variables; conformal mapping; elasticity; numerical simulation
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Li, Y.; Chen, S. A Complex Variable Solution for Lining Stress and Deformation in a Non-Circular Deep Tunnel II Practical Application and Verification. Math. Comput. Appl. 2018, 23, 43.

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