On the effects of line 6 tunnel excavation in Naples

B Bitetti, A Mandolini, AF van Tol, W Broere, RBJ Brinkgreve

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The ever increasing demand for new transport routes led to the need of improving the current Naples underground system. It is actually composed by 7 lines connecting most of the suburban areas of the Neapolitan environment to the city center. Line 6 is one of the under construction lines of the system. Although the digging operations are still in progress, the line is already operating among Mostra and Mergellina Stations. Nowadays a 3 km tunnel, from Mergellina to Municipio Station is missing. This paper aims to discuss the tunnelling induced effects of the upcoming part of the line. A number of Finite Element Analysis has been performed with Plaxis 3D Tunnel, as to predict the tunnelling induced displacements field and the role played by both soil and machine parameters on it. The monitoring data will then be compared with the numerical analysis results in order to verify and validate them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground
EditorsGiulia Viggiani
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-68367-8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event7th International Symposium tc28 IS Roma 2011 - London
Duration: 16 May 201118 May 2011

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PublisherTaylor & Francis Group


Conference7th International Symposium tc28 IS Roma 2011


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