Adaptability Study of EPB Shield Machine in Clay Stratum in Xuzhou

  • Shuguang SongEmail author
  • Ruizhong Tian
  • Liping Li
  • Jie Hu
  • Chunsheng Shen
  • Shaozhong Peng
Original Paper


The shield crosses the expansive clay stratum, which is easy to cause damage to the side wall retaining structure of the tunnel, and it is easy to paste the cutter head during the tunneling, which makes the cutter tool unable to cut the soil normally. In order to study the adaptability of soil pressure balance shield in expansive clay stratum, based on the first phase project of Xuzhou metro urban rail transit line 2, the targeted design of the shield selection and the selection of excavation parameters are proposed. The torque design meets the requirements of stratum excavation and the optimum tunneling speed is 30–50 mm/min. The relevant conclusions can provide a more comprehensive reference for shield construction under similar formation conditions in the future.


Shield Clay stratum Expansive soil Adaptability 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China [Grant Number 51709160]; Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province of China [Grant Number ZR2017QEE009]; Shandong Province Speical Support for Post-doc Creative Funding [Grant Number: 182652]. Great appreciation goes to the editorial board and the reviewers of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuguang Song
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ruizhong Tian
    • 2
  • Liping Li
    • 3
  • Jie Hu
    • 3
  • Chunsheng Shen
    • 2
  • Shaozhong Peng
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Transportation EngineeringShandong Jianzhu UniversityJinanChina
  2. 2.China Railway 12 Bureau Group Co., LtdTaiyuanChina
  3. 3.School of Qilu TransportationShandong UniversityJinanChina

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