Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures
On-line version ISSN 1679-7825
WANG, M.B. and WANG, G.. A stress-displacement solution for a pressure tunnel with impermeable liner in elastic porous media. Lat. Am. j. solids struct. [online]. 2012, vol.9, n.1, pp. 95-110. ISSN 1679-7825. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-78252012000100005.
Considering the effects of the changes of the pore water pressure around the opening, the construction sequence of the tunnel and the interaction between the liner and the surrounding geomaterial on the mechanical response of the tunnel and in conjunction with the analyses of the continuity and boundary conditions for the stress and displacement and hydraulic conditions, the elastic problem for a deep pressure tunnel with impermeable liner in a saturated elastic porous media that obeys Terzaghi's effective stress principle is investigated. The influences of the relative liner thickness and rigidity and the relative distance of the point under investigation to the tunnel axis on the stress-displacement fields for various combinations of the mechanical and geometric parameters are evaluated and discussed.
Keywords : tunnel; liner; porous media; relative liner thickness and rigidity; Terzaghi's effective stress principle.