Land Subsidence Induced by the Engineering-Environmental Effect in Shanghai, China

  • Zhen-Dong CuiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


Urban land subsidence is influenced by many factors, including the building loads, the changing of groundwater level, the construction of underground structures, etc. The study results indicate that the building itself experiences the maximum subsidence and there exists remarkable superimposition effect among the high-rise buildings. However, the land subsidence decreases dramatically with the distance increasing. The range of land subsidence caused by building loads is within 300 m through the in-site monitoring data.


Land subsidence In-site monitoring High-rise buildings Numerical simulation 



This work was funded by National Key R&D Program of China (2016YFC0600903).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, School of Mechanics and Civil EngineeringChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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