New tunnel reinforcement method using pressurized cavity expansion concept

천공홀 가압 팽창 개념을 도입한 터널 보조 신공법 연구

  • 조인성 ((주)포스코건설 토목환경사업본부) ;
  • 박정준 (고려대학교 건축사회환경공학부) ;
  • 김종선 (고려대학교 건축사회환경공학부) ;
  • 이인모 (고려대학교 건축사회환경공학부)
  • Received : 2010.07.31
  • Accepted : 2010.11.15
  • Published : 2010.11.30


A new tunnel auxiliary method is proposed in this paper which utilizes the concept of cavity expansion for tuunel reinforcement by forming an umbrella arch on the roof of tunnel. When an inflatable pipe is inserted and expanded by pressure in the bore hole of umbrella arch, the ground around the bore hole can be compacted so that the stress condition above the tunnel perimeter is favorably changed. In order to verify the reinforcement effect of new concept, pilot-scale chamber test, trapdoor test and numerical analysis were performed and compared. In pilot-scale chamber test, three types of inflatable pipes are tested to verify the capability of expansion, and the results arc compared with analytical results obtained by applying cavity expansion theory and with results obtained from finite clement analysis, and the experimental results showed agreeable matches with analytical and numerical ones. Numerical analysis of a tunnel and trapdoor test applied with the inflatable pipes are also performed to figure out the reinforcement effect of the proposed techniques, and the results implied that the new method with 3 directional inflatable pipe (no pressure to downward direction) can contribute to reduce tunnel convergence and face settlement.


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