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Smart Structures and Systems   Volume 15, Number 4, April 2015, pages 949-961
Analytical testing and evaluation of truss typed structures for tunnel maintenance
Dongkyu Lee, Dohwan Kim, Jaehong Lee, Pilsung Noh and Sungsoo Park

Abstract     [Full Text]
    The goal of this study is to present numerical modeling and analytical testing in order to evaluate an innovative space truss typed temporary structure, which is used to maintenance and repair of road tunnels. The present space truss structure has merits to use UL-700 high strength steel tube as members and to carry out maintenance and repair works of road tunnels without blocking cars and transportations. Numerical modeling and analytical testing of the space truss are investigated by using commercial engineering software, i.e., ABAQUS 6.5-1, and then it is verified that the truss structure has both structural safety and effective function for maintenances and repairs of road tunnels.
Key Words
    road tunnel; maintenance; repair; space truss temporary structure; numerical modelling; analytical testing
Dongkyu Lee and Jaehong Lee: Department of Architectural Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul, 143-747, Korea
Dohwan Kim: Steel Structure Research Division, Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology,
Incheon, 180-1, Korea
Pilsung Noh: Yujin Engineering and Construction, Busan, 613-828, Korea
Sungsoo Park: Department of Architectural Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan, 609-735, Korea

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