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Ovaling deformations develop when waves propagate
perpendicular to the tunnel axis. Two analytical solutions are
used for estimating the ovaling deformations and forces in
circular tunnels due to soil–structure interaction under
seismic loading. In this paper, these two closed form solutions
will be described briefly, and then a comparison between these
methods will be made by changing the ground parameters.
Differences between the results of these two methods in
calculating the magnitudes of thrust on tunnel lining are
significant. For verifying the results of these two closed form
solutions, numerical analyses were performed using finite
element code (ABAQUS program). These analyses show that
the two closed form solutions provide the same results only
for fullslip condition.
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