Numerical modelling procedures for the design and analysis of deep basements

Mr Yuepeng Dong, Dr Harvey Burd, Prof. Guy Houlsby

Research is underway on the development of efficient finite element procedures to model the performance of deep excavations. The project is particularly concerned with procedures to model top-down construction processes. Investigations are being conducted on efficient methods of modelling retaining walls (e.g. to include construction joints), piled foundations and floor slabs. The methods that have been developed are being used to analysis two separate deep excavation projects recently completed in Shanghai.