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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 20, Number 1, May10 2005 , pages 69-83
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/sem.2005.20.1.069
 


The buried arch structural system for underground structures
Enrique Hernandez-Montes. Mark Aschheim and Luisa Maria Gil-Martin

 
Abstract
    In many cases, underground structures are built using conventional above-grade structural systems to carry gravity load. This paper proposes the use of underground arches, termed
 
Key Words
    reinforced concrete; arches; creep; shrinkage; underground structures.
 
Address
Enrique Hernandez-Montes; University of Granada, Campus de Fuentenueva, 18072 Granada, Spain
Mark Aschheim; Civil Engineering Department, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, USA
Luisa Maria Gil-Martin; University of Granada, Campus de Fuentenueva, 18072 Granada, Spain
 

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