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On the use of both diaphragm and secant pile walls for a basement upgrade project in Vietnam

Abstract

The paper presents a practical solution for upgrading the basement depth of a high-rise building in Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City, Vietnam. Finite element analysis, Plaxis 2D, was employed to simulate the construction site with two different kinds of walls, namely the diaphragm walls (DW) and the secant piles walls (SPW). In the project, SPW was installed next to the existing DW from the basement line, and further deep excavation could be proceeded . FEA results of the lateral deformation of DW and SPW as well as the ground surface settlement were compared with field observations. The comparison shows a good agreement between the numerical work and the field monitoring data. The overlapping lengths between two types of the wall were also investigated for design optimization. The current study can be used for future design projects under similar scenario.

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QTH acquired methodology and software and contributed to investigation and writing—original draft. VQL acquired methodology and supervision and contributed to conceptualization and writing—original draft. JS contributed to writing review and editing and data curation. SK provided resources and contributed to writing review and editing and data curation. LZM provided resources and contributed to writing review and editing and data curation. HTT contributed to investigation and writing—original draft.

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Huynh, Q.T., Lai, V.Q., Shiau, J. et al. On the use of both diaphragm and secant pile walls for a basement upgrade project in Vietnam. Innov. Infrastruct. Solut. 7, 17 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41062-021-00625-7

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Keywords

  • Combined retaining wall
  • Finite element
  • Deep excavation
  • Ho Chi Minh City