This paper presents a simplified model for evaluating damage potential of a building adjacent to a braced excavation. New developments include several component models for estimating the lateral ground movement profile, angular distortion and lateral strain in a building, and damage potential of a building adjacent to an excavation. These new developments along with an existing model for the vertical ground movement profile are integrated into the proposed simplified model. Case histories are used to verify the developed simplified model. Furthermore, the uncertainty in the developed model is quantified, which enables a probabilistic assessment of the excavation-induced building damage potential. An example probabilistic assessment of building damage potential is presented.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
|Published - Dec 2010
- Uncertainty principles
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- General Environmental Science