The Effect of Uncertainty on the Prediction of Building Damage Due to Tunnelling-Induced Settlement

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Title: The Effect of Uncertainty on the Prediction of Building Damage Due to Tunnelling-Induced Settlement
Authors: Clarke, Julie
Moradabadi, Ehsan
Laefer, Debra F.
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Date: 17-Sep-2015
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 C1 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.  
Funding Details: European Research Council
Irish Research Council
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: TunnelingSettlement-induced building damageUncertainty analysis
DOI: 10.1201/b16058-74
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: XVI ECSMGE 2015, Edinburgh, UK, 13 - 17 September 2015
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