Numerical Analysis for the Stability of Over-Length Trench Wall Based on a Novel Pre-Supporting Excavation Method

  • Z. X. ZhangEmail author
  • C. H. Pan
  • C. F. Duan
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


Building enclosure and supporting system has been widely used for the construction of soft soil foundation. To improve the deformation of envelope system and stratum, this paper presents a novel pre-supporting excavation method (PEM). Unlike traditional construction methods, the new method proposes supporting system be installed completely before excavation and one of the key problems is the stability of over-length trench supported by slurry. Aiming at the stability analysis, this paper does an in-depth research by a numerical simulation analysis and a model of slurry-filled trench wall in the actual excavation environment is analyzed based on the elasto-plastic finite-element method (FEM). Various factors influencing on the stability of trench wall and the settlement of ground surface are considered, especially the groundwater as an important point is of key consideration. The analysis results show that the stability of over-length slurry trench could be ensured in the condition of dewatering under the bottom of foundation pit.


Pre-supporting Excavation Pit foundation FEM 



The financial support of this work by Shanghai Urban Construction Group is gratefully acknowledged by the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geotechnical EngineeringSchool of Civil Engineering Tongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Urban Construction (Group) CorporationShanghaiChina

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