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The aim of statical computations in tunneling is not to obtain results for one particular set of input data, but to carry out a parametric study. Many of the available computer programs have today the possibility, at reasonable additional cost, to vary the most important parameters involved in order to check the sensitivity of the design to these variations. In this way a quantitative assessment of the performance of an underground opening can be obtained. However, prior to any computations a good knowledge of the general behavior pattern of the structure under the particular rock conditions is important.
Authors:Kovári, Kalman and Hagedorn, Heinz and Fritz, Pit
Index Terms:FEM; design; tunnel; rock; TunnelingGroup; analysis
Further Information:Date published: 1976