Advances in Civil Engineering

Advancements in Tunnel Construction


Publishing date
01 May 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
01 Jan 2021

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

2Central South university, Changsha, China

3Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

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Advancements in Tunnel Construction

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More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

To meet the ever-growing needs of economic and social activities, an increasing number of tunnels have been built to narrow physical distances and to improve transport efficiency. However, engineers are faced with various complicated geological and operational environments, such as high temperature, high geo-stress, heavy vehicle load from cargo trains, and dynamic load from high-speed trains, as well as corrosive liquids.

These complicated geological and operational environments often significantly slow down construction progress and can induce decay and failure of tunnel structures, threatening the safety of the tunnel environment. Therefore, creative construction technology, innovative design methods, and scientific maintaining techniques that are applicable for building and maintaining tunnels in unfavourable environments should be systematically investigated and studied.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to create a channel for sharing knowledge of technical treatments toward tunnels in harsh geological and operational environments during the design, construction, and operation stages. Research in this field can be interdisciplinary, involving hazardous geology, chemistry, nondestructive testing, remote sensing, computer vision, machine learning, and numerical calculation. For instance, automatic displacement monitoring systems based on computer vision technology could be an ideal solution to identify abnormal deformation of tunnels in a rapid and efficient manner during the operation period. Additionally, we especially welcome hybrid artificial intelligence research in this field. Both original research and review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel site investigation and data collection techniques
  • Advanced constitutive models for surrounding rocks and concrete tunnel linings
  • Research on design and construction methods of tunnel structures in harsh geological conditions such as high ground temperature, high geo-stress, etc.
  • Mechanical property evolution laws and corresponding treatments for bottom structures of tunnels under heavy train loads
  • Deterioration characteristics and property control methods of tunnel structures against corrosive geological environments
  • Intelligent systems for whole lifetime monitoring of service performance of tunnels using digital imaging and artificial intelligence technology
  • Aerodynamic response of tunnel structures under high-speed train load
  • Mechanical responses of both tunnel structures and surrounding rock media subject to dynamic loading or earthquakes
  • Stability and risk analysis of tunnels under construction or operation
  • Tunnel facility operation maintenance and management

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6661099
  • - Research Article

Identification and Assessment of Subway Construction Risk: An Integration of AHP and Experts Grading Method

Junyan Liu | Zijian Du | ... | Chao Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6622177
  • - Review Article

Research on the Ground Subsidence Mechanism of Cross Passage Caused by Freezing Method Construction

Ruimin Zhang | Xuelei Cheng | ... | Jinhong Xia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8858874
  • - Research Article

Study on the Generalized Displacement Boundary and Its Analytical Prediction for Ground Movements Induced by Shield Tunneling

Qianlong Tang | Fudong Chen | ... | Limin Peng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6660719
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of the Total Quality of Tunnel Contour Using Projection Pursuit Dynamic Cluster Method

Baoping Zou | Zhipeng Xu | ... | Lisheng Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6698673
  • - Research Article

Modification of Peck Formula to Predict Ground Surface Settlement of Twin Tunnels in Low Permeability Soil

Xiaowu Tang | Jiaxin Liang | ... | Yue Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6638715
  • - Research Article

Modelling the Triaxial Compression Behavior of Loess Using the Disturbed State Concept

Yali Xu | Panpan Guo | ... | Gang Lei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6620706
  • - Research Article

Investigation on the Influence Caused by Shield Tunneling: WSN Monitoring and Numerical Simulation

Hao Liu | Jinjiang Shi | ... | Chao Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6669704
  • - Research Article

Analysis of the Cracking Mechanism of an Elliptical Bipolar Linear-Shaped Charge Blasting

Bo Wu | Han Wei | ... | Hualong Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6678511
  • - Research Article

Calculation Model and Influencing Factors of Surrounding Rock Loosening Pressure for Tunnel in Fold Zone

Jianhao Liu | Caijin Xie | Junying Rao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6664579
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Longitudinal Force on the Internal Force Distribution and Deformation Coordination Mechanism for Segment Lining

Cao Songyu | Feng Kun | ... | Xiao Mingqing
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