Dynamic Analysis of a Shallow Buried Tunnel Influenced by a Neighboring Semi-cylindrical Hill and Semi-cylindrical Canyon

  • Xiaotang Lv Hefei University
  • Cuiling Ma Hefei University
  • Meixiang Fang Hefei University

Abstract

This paper provides a dynamic analysis of the response of a subsurface cylindrical tunnel to SH waves influenced by a neighboring semi-cylindrical hill and semi-cylindrical canyon in half-space using complex functions. For convenience in finding a solution, the half-space is divided into two parts and the scattered wave functions are constructed in both parts. Then the mixed boundary conditions are satisfied by moving coordinates. Finally, the problem is reduced to solving a set of infinite linear algebraic equations, for which the unknown coefficients are obtained by truncation of the infinite set of equations. The effects of the incident angles and frequencies of SH waves, as well as of the radius of the tunnel, hill, and canyon on the dynamic stress concentration of the tunnel are studied. The results show that the hill and canyon have a significant effect on the dynamic stress concentration of the tunnel.

Keywords: SH waves, dynamic stress concrentration, tunnel, semi-cylindrical hill, semi-cylindrical canyon
Published online
2019-08-06
How to Cite
Lv, X., Ma, C., & Fang, M. (2019). Dynamic Analysis of a Shallow Buried Tunnel Influenced by a Neighboring Semi-cylindrical Hill and Semi-cylindrical Canyon. Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 63(3), 804-811. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPci.14183
Section
Research Article