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Analysis of the excavation of a deep drift in a tertiary clay

Vaunat, J.; Gens, A.; de Vasconcelos, R.; Li, X.L.
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2nd International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics
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Computational geomechanics: COMGEO II: 2nd International symposium on computational geomechanics (COMGEO II): Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia: april 27-29, 2011: proceedings
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International Centre for Computational Engineering
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This paper tackles the issues related to the excavation of a horizontal gallery carried out in Boom clay, a tertiary clay that hosts the Underground Laboratory of the Belgium Nuclear Agency (SCK-CEN). The gallery is 85 m long, 5 m wide and connects one of the laboratory access shafts to a horizontal drift drilled from the second access shaft. Displacement and pore water pressure sensors installed from both gallery ends allowed for a detailed monitoring of the hydro-mechanical response of the cla...
Vaunat, J. [et al.]. Analysis of the excavation of a deep drift in a tertiary clay. A: International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics. "Computational geomechanics: COMGEO II: proceedings of the 2nd International symposium on computational geomechanics (COMGEO II), Cavtat-Dubrovnik, 27-29 April, 2011". Cavtat-Dubrovnik: International Centre for Computational Engineering, 2011, p. 587-598.
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics


  • Vaunat, Jean  (author and speaker )
  • Gens Sole, Antonio  (author and speaker )
  • de Vasconcelos, R.  (author and speaker )
  • Li, Xiang Ling  (author and speaker )