Effect of Tunneling on Adjacent Piled Foundation in Clay

  • C. F, Leung
  • C. W. Ong
  • K. Y. Yong
Keywords: Tunnel; Pile; Centrifuge modeling; Bending moment.


 Soil movements arising from tunnel excavation may induce severe stresses on adjacent piled foundations. This paper investigates the behavior of piles due to nearby tunneling in soft clay using centrifuge modeling technique. Centrifuge modeling has an advantage that the consolidation time of the clay under forced gravity field can be expedited significantly to study the long term performance of a pile due to tunneling. The types of piles investigated in the present study include floating pile, socketed pile and end bearing piles with different pile head conditions. The test results on the induced axial and lateral pile responses due to tunneling are presented in this paper and the implications of the findings to engineering practice are highlighted.