Rock Mechanics pp 318-322 | Cite as

Consideration of Stresses and Deformations due to Swelling in Finite Element Analyses

  • Walter Wittke


In the following, the stresses and deformations caused by swelling during the construction of a tunnel will be discussed on the basis of the stress-strain relationship developed in Section 4.5 ((4.11), Fig. 4.8) and with the aid of an example.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Wittke
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  1. 1.Institut für Grundbau, Bodenmechanik, Felsmechanik und VerkehrswasserbauRWTH AachenAachenGermany

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