Barjansky's Shallow-Tunnel Solution

by Jagdish S. Agrawal, (A.M.ASCE), Highway Engr.; Montgomery County Dept. of Transportation, Rockville, Md.,
Rowland Richards, Jr., (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Delaware, Newark, Del.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 1, Pg. 93-96

Document Type: Journal Paper


In considering the stress field around a shallow hole in the half space, Barjansky used the familiar semi-inverse approach. This strategy can lead to a solution for a tangential or normal concentrated load anywhere on the half space above the tunnel. This not points out errors in both this plot and the expression itself.

Subject Headings: Half space | Concentrated loads | Tunnels

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