Numerical Modelling of Building Response to Underground Tunnelling - A Case Study of Chennai Metro

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2017 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 4 Issue 10
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Abhishek Pastore, Dr. Sudhir Singh Bhadauria
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Abhishek Pastore, Dr. Sudhir Singh Bhadauria, "Numerical Modelling of Building Response to Underground Tunnelling - A Case Study of Chennai Metro," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 4,  no. 10, pp. 7-17, 2017. Crossref,


The advancement in underground construction and use of Tunnel boring machine for construction is deeply studied. The construction of underground tunnel in soft ground involves potential risk of damage to super-structure and may lead to collapse of tunnel. Thus it is very important to predict the surface settlement before construction to minimise risk of collapse. Numerical modelling by FEM analysis of a building named Prema Palace in Chennai, India is studied and settlement of building is compared with in-situ settlement. This also includes the numerical modelling of building response to underground tunnelling by FEM analysis w.r.t. various parameters i.e., surface settlement (Ground and building), tilting.


Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), Earth Pressure Balanced (EPB), Surface settlement prediction and monitoring instruments, Building settlement marker (BSM), Ground settlement marker (GSM).


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