Numerical Simulation of Land Subsidence Caused by Both Dewatering and Recharging

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


The groundwater recharge was conducted to prevent land subsidence in many major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin in China. Specifically, the use of recharging to prevent ground subsidence in foundation pit projects has become a popular technique. In this paper, the numerical simulation was used to study the influence of the distance between the recharging well and the dewatering well on the land subsidence. The results show that the appropriate distance between the recharging well and the dewatering one is favorable to prevent subsidence.


Land subsidence Numerical simulation Dewatering Groundwater recharge 



This work was funded by National Key R&D Program of China (2016YFC0600904).


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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 TechnologyXuzhou, JiangsuPeople’s Republic of China

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