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Dr. Taha Awad Allah El-Sayed Ibrahim :: Publications:

Title:
NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF NEW AUSTRIAN TUNNELING METHOD A CASE STUDY: ELHOSANIA CROSSING, ZAGAZIG, EGYPT
Authors: M E El Kilany , T A El-SAYED
Year: 2017
Keywords: New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM), Soilcrete jet grouting, shotcrete lining, soilcrete slab, numerical analysis.
Journal: Jokull Journal
Volume: 67
Issue: 1
Pages: 17-35
Publisher: Jokull Journal
Local/International: International
Paper Link:
Full paper TAHA AWAD ALLAH EL-SAYED IBRAHIM_Paper_10.pdf
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Abstract:

Numerical modeling is considered a useful tool for the evaluation and quantitative interpretation of field data for assessing the original design or construction method. In this paper, numerical modeling is used to investigate the optimum construction method for a tunnel proposal to underpass the railway tracks at Elhosania crossing in Zagazig city, Egypt. A relatively short length is suggested here to be constructed by the NATM (New Austrian Tunneling Method) instead of the traditional cut and cover method. This is the first time that the application of NATM in considered in Egypt. The purpose of the numerical simulation is to analyze both methods to determine the deformations and stresses in the tunnel vicinity and to check tunnel stability and the suitability of the construction method. Additionally, the way of strengthening the ground to ensure higher safety for NATM has been investigated using numerical modeling. The numerical results are promising; they help to minimize the construction cost and also help the decision makers to choose the optimum solution for other tunnels and other lines in the future.

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