Three Dimensional Soil/Water Coupled Analysis of Reverse Concreting Excavation Work

  • Shigehiko Sugie
  • Hideki Ohta
  • Atsushi Iizuka
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 25)


In excavation works adjacent to existing structures, it is necessary to consider the influence of the construction works on surrounding areas, and to choose appropriate countermeasures for preventing geohazards when necessary. The soil–water coupled finite element analysis has been introduced and employed to predict the behavior of ground- and earth-retaining structures during to excavation. This chapter discusses the three-dimensional soil–water coupled FEM analysis of a large-scale ground excavation by considering the (1) reverse concreting excavation methods adopted, (2) construction sequence, and (3) nonlinearity of subsoil properties. The calculated behavior of ground and reinforced concrete diaphragm wall is in good agreement with the data monitored at the construction site and represents the tendency of the other excavation site introduced by Clough and O’Rourke (Construction induced movements of in-situ wall, in: Lambe PC, Hansen LA (eds) Design and performance of earth retaining structure. ASCE, New York, pp 439–479, 1990).


Sand Layer Unconfined Compression Strength Ground Deformation Ground Settlement Diaphragm Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technical Research InstituteObayashi CorporationKiyose, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Research and Development InitiativeChuo UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Research Center for Urban Safety and SecurityKobe UniversityKobeJapan

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