KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 1513–1521 | Cite as

A Numerical Investigation on the Performance of the Brick Stair Wall as a Supporting Structure by Considering Adjacent Building

  • Mahsa Beyzaei
  • Ehsan Seyedi HosseininiaEmail author
Geotechnical Engineering


Considering that one of the most important issues in urban excavations is the interaction between excavation and adjacent buildings, it is always crucial to study the behavior of the excavation system and its adjacent structures. Today, many methods are used to protect the stability of the excavations and to provide desired safety. One of these various methods is brick stair wall, which is used in some projects due to its characteristics such as its cost-effectiveness and proper function. Therefore, in this paper, the effect of using this method as the excavation supporting structure on the stability of the excavation wall and its role in reducing the deformation created in the wall and the surrounding ground, using Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua (FLAC), is discussed. The results show that the amount of deformation parameters of excavation and adjacent building constantly increase as the excavation depth and building weight increase or soil density decreases. In addition, the numerical simulations indicates that applied surcharge on the adjacent area of the stair wall (caused by the adjacent building weight) has the main effect on the damage criteria.


excavation stair wall numerical simulation FLAC adjacent building brick wall 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringFerdowsi University of MashhadMashhadIran
  2. 2.Dept. of Civil EngineeringFerdowsi University of MashhadMashhadIran

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