Inelastic Behavior and Seismic Design of a Highway Shield Tunnel

by Kazuhiko Kawashima, Public Works Research Inst, Ibaraki, Japan,
Yukitake Shioi, Public Works Research Inst, Ibaraki, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


Nonlinear behavior of shield tunnels required for seismic design by means of Seismic Deformation Method is presented based on dynamic loading tests. Application of the test results to the seismic design of Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway Tunnel is also described.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Highway and road design | Inelasticity | Seismic tests | Tunnels | Seismic loads | Dynamic tests | Deformation (mechanics)

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