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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2017, Article ID 4029385, 9 pages
Research Article

Study on Vibration Reduction Method for a Subway Station in Soft Ground

1Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
2Key Laboratory of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering of Ministry of Education, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
3Hubei Key Laboratory of Roadway Bridge & Structure Engineer, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Guo-Bo Wang; moc.621@40609761bgw

Received 28 July 2017; Accepted 23 October 2017; Published 14 November 2017

Academic Editor: Xing Ma

Copyright © 2017 Xian-Feng Ma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


With the rapid development of metro system in urban areas, vibration and its impact on adjacent structures caused by metro operation have drawn much attention of researches and worries relating to it have risen. This paper analyzed the vibration attenuation and the environment impact by a case study of a subway station in soft ground with adjacent laboratory building. A method of setting a compound separation barrier surrounding the station is checked and different materials used in the barrier have been tried and tested through numerical analysis. Key parameters of the material and the effects of vibration reduction are studied with the purpose that similar methodology and findings can be referenced in future practices.