As the firm providing tunneling expertise to the London Underground, Dr. Sauer and Partners faced complex design challenges that included tunnel geometry and alignment, limited clearance to existing foundations, a restricted worksite and strict settlement criteria. Read more.
Abaqus/CEA and FEA, from Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA, were used to perform all 3D numerical analyses ahead of the main tunneling works, handling large, complex geometries with ease. 3D modeling and simulation of the major construction sequences of excavation and lining installation gave engineers valuable insights into the effects of the work at each stage of the project.
Working with powerful SIMULIA tools helped Dr. Sauer and Partners improved simulation fidelity and save planning time. This enabled the company to push forward the approval process more vigorously and provide the highest quality of robust design to their clients.