Geotechnical and Geological Engineering

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 549–558 | Cite as

Study on Train Vibration Response and Cumulative Deformation of Double Arch Tunnel in Kast Foundation

  • Mingfeng Lei
  • Joshua Omer
Original Paper


Using a dynamic finite difference method, the dynamic response of double arch tunnel in Kast region of Baiyunshan tunnel on the Yichang–Wanzhou railway in China was analyzed. The method of analysis for the cumulative deformation of Kast foundation under long-term train loading was discussed further based on Dingqing Li plastic strain model. The results demonstrated that the vibrations at specific positions of the Baiyunshan double arch tunnel in Kast region are small, and both the tensile and compressive peak value and the displacement are less than the design values. Under the long-term train loading (i.e. 100 a), the cumulative plastic deformation of Kast foundation was shown to be <20 mm, which satisfies the requirement for riding comfort of low to high speed trains.


Double arch tunnel Train vibration Kast foundation Cumulative deformation 



Projects funded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2014M560652) and the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program: 2011CB013802) and Key Project of Natural Science Foundation of China (U1134208, U1361204) are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.China Construction Fifth Engineering Division Corp., LtdChangshaChina
  3. 3.School of Civil Engineering and ConstructionKingston UniversityLondonUK

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