WIT Press


Computing Power In Underground Infrastructure Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR940381

Volume

6

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

922 kb

Author(s)

A.H. Craig & D.F. Fawcett

Abstract

Recent Underground Rail Infrastructure projects have involved state of the art computer applications used in both the design and construction phases. The availability and low cost of powerful computers has enabled programmes to be developed and used that significantly assist both the design and construction process. The paper will describe experiences that have been gained with these applications on projects such as the Channel tunnel, the London Jubilee Line Extension and the London CrossRail projects. An overview of the benefits of applications including; Finite Element for NATM design, Advanced programmes for settlement production and building damage, and logistics programmes for project management, will be discussed. The use of CAD in these fields will also be addressed. The paper will also look at possible future developments that will

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