Buckling investigation and design consideration for new water tunnel structure

J. H. Wang, N. Mitsuda, Y. Amano, A. Koizumi

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Abstract

The public water supply line is required to build depth underground in an urban district in recent years. However the construction method has not been completely established especially for a large diameter water tunnel built in the congested urban district. As the latest water tunnel structure the separated-type water tunnel structure composite of steel liner and RC segments linings has been proposed in Japan. However the buckling of steel liner has not been solved which is obstructing the application of new water tunnel structure considering the high hydrostatic pressure is inevitably built up in the void between RC lining and liner during an operation period. In this article the study on buckling of locally supported steel liner encased in RC linings is carried out using the numerical analysis. The encased liner fails in single-lobe buckling and the critical pressure is related to not only the geometries of steel liners but also the initial gap are identified. Meanwhile the existing buckling equations are examined and discussed and the design procedure for locally supported steel liner is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event11th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC-11 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2008 Nov 192008 Nov 21

Other

Other11th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC-11
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period08/11/1908/11/21

Keywords

  • Contact analysis
  • Hydrostatic buckling
  • Liner design
  • Locally supported liner
  • Separated-type structure
  • Water tunnel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Wang, J. H., Mitsuda, N., Amano, Y., & Koizumi, A. (2008). Buckling investigation and design consideration for new water tunnel structure. Paper presented at 11th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC-11, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China.