The study on the effect of fracture zone and its orientation on the behavior of shield TBM cable tunnel

단층파쇄대 규모 및 조우 조건에 따른 전력구 쉴드 TBM 터널의 거동 특성 분석

  • Cho, Won-Sub (Department of Civil Engineering, Inha University) ;
  • Song, Ki-Il (Department of Civil Engineering, Inha University) ;
  • Kim, Kyoung-Yul (Power System Laboratory, KEPCO Research Institute)
  • 조원섭 (인하대학교 사회인프라공학) ;
  • 송기일 (인하대학교 사회인프라공학) ;
  • 김경열 (한국전력 전력연구원)
  • Received : 2014.07.09
  • Accepted : 2014.07.25
  • Published : 2014.07.31


Recently, the temperature rise in the summer due to climate change, power usage is increasing rapidly. As a result, power generation facilities have been newly completed and the need for ultra-high-voltage transmission line for power transmission of electricity to the urban area has increased. The mechanized tunnelling method using a shield TBM have an advantage that it can minimize vibrations transmitted to the ground and ground subsidence as compared with the conventional tunnelling method. Despite the popularity of shield TBM for cable tunnel construction, study on the mechanical behavior of cable tunnel driven by shield TBM is insufficient. Thus, in this study, the effect of fractured zone ahead of tunnel face on the mechanical behavior of the shield TBM cable tunnel is investigated. In addition, it is intended to compare the behavior characteristics of the fractured zone with continuous model and applying the interface elements. Tunnelling with shield TBM is simulated using 3D FEM. According to the change of the direction and magnitude of the fractured zone, Sectional forces such as axial force, shear force and bending moment are monitored and vertical displacement at the ground surface is measured. Based on the stability analysis with the results obtained from the numerical analysis, it is possible to predict fractured zone ahead of the shield TBM and ensure the stability of the tunnel structure.


Supported by : 한국에너지기술평가원(KETEP)


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