The effect of uncertainty on the Prediction of building damage due to tunnelling-induced settlement

J. A. Clarke, E. Moradabadi, D. F. Laefer

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Abstract

Prediction of the response of buildings to tunnelling-induced settlement for the extent of a tunnel route is a complex task due to the heterogeneous nature of ground conditions, variable tunnelling operations, and unknown building parameters. Consequently, there are generally uncertainties associated with building damage predictions. This paper presents a probabilistic numerical methodology to investigate the effect of uncertainties for the damage prediction of masonry buildings due to tunnelling-induced settlement. The methodology is employed to provide a Class CI prediction for a previously documented case history. The results demonstrate the uncertainties that have a significant influence in terms of the building response prediction and, furthermore, provide a quantitative risk assessment for masonry buildings due to nearby tunnelling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationParameter Selection and Monitoring; Developments in Education and Practice
EditorsDerek M. Smith, Mike G. Winter, Peter J.L. Eldred, Peter J.L. Eldred, Mike G. Winter, David G. Toll
PublisherICE Publishing
Pages4135-4141
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780727760678
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 13 2015Sep 17 2015

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development - Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015
Volume7

Other

Other16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period9/13/159/17/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Clarke, J. A., Moradabadi, E., & Laefer, D. F. (2015). The effect of uncertainty on the Prediction of building damage due to tunnelling-induced settlement. In D. M. Smith, M. G. Winter, P. J. L. Eldred, P. J. L. Eldred, M. G. Winter, & D. G. Toll (Eds.), Parameter Selection and Monitoring; Developments in Education and Practice (pp. 4135-4141). (Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development - Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015; Vol. 7). ICE Publishing.