Investigation of Frost-Heaving Characteristics of Horizontal- Cup-Shape Frozen Ground Surface for Reinforced End Soil Mass in Shield Tunnel Construction

  • Yongxing Zhang Nanjing Forestry University
  • Ting Zhang Nanjing Forestry University
  • Ping Yang Nanjing Forestry University

Abstract

Artificial freezing method is commonly adopted for reinforcingend soil mass of shield tunnel in the weak and rich aqueousformation, which is expected to prevent the construction riskin the originating and arriving of shield machine, whereas thearrangement of freezing pipes is sometimes varied due to variouscomplex limitations, and the corresponding frost-heavingcharacteristics of ground surface also differs from others. Inthis paper, a case of artificial freezing end soil mass with cupshape arrangement of horizontal freezing pipes is studied byfield investigation and numerical analysis, in which a numericalmodel coupled with water-heat-force interactions is proposedfor appropriately evaluating the frost-heaving characteristicsof ground surface in artificial freezing method. Theresults demonstrate that all the considered factors on brinetemperature, buried depth and cup bottom thickness have significantlyinfluences of frost-heaving characteristics of groundsurface in the artificial ground freezing (AGF) with cup shapearrangement of horizontal freezing pipes, in which the frostheave displacement of horizontal-cup-shape frozen groundsurface is increased with the increasing brine temperature andburied depth, whereas that is decreased with the increasing cupbottom thickness.

Keywords

frost-heaving characteristics; artificial ground freezing; numerical model; water-heat-force interactions; cup shape arrangement; shield tunnel
Published
08-02-2017
How to Cite
ZHANG, Yongxing; ZHANG, Ting; YANG, Ping. Investigation of Frost-Heaving Characteristics of Horizontal- Cup-Shape Frozen Ground Surface for Reinforced End Soil Mass in Shield Tunnel Construction. Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, [S.l.], v. 61, n. 3, p. 541-547, feb. 2017. ISSN 1587-3773. Available at: <https://pp.bme.hu/ci/article/view/10169>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPci.10169.
Section
Research Article