Imperial College London

Emeritus ProfessorJohnBurland

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Research Investigator
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 6079j.burland

 
 
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502Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Wan MSP, Standing JR, Potts DM, Burland JBet al., 2017, Measured short-term ground surface response to EPBM tunnelling in London Clay, GEOTECHNIQUE, Vol: 67, Pages: 420-445, ISSN: 0016-8505

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Wan MSP, Standing JR, Potts DM, Burland JBet al., 2017, Measured short-term subsurface ground displacements from EPBM tunnelling in London Clay, GEOTECHNIQUE, Vol: 67, Pages: 748-779, ISSN: 0016-8505

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Yu J, Standing J, Vollum R, Potts D, Burland Jet al., 2017, Experimental investigations of bolted segmental grey cast iron lining behaviour, TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE TECHNOLOGY, Vol: 61, Pages: 161-178, ISSN: 0886-7798

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Standing JR, Potts DM, Vollum R, Burland JB, Tsiampousi A, Afshan S, Yu JB, Wan MSP, Avgerinos Vet al., 2015, Investigating the effect of tunnelling on existing tunnels, Underground Design and Construction Conference, Publisher: IOM3, Pages: 301-312

A major research project investigating the effect of tunnelling on existing tunnels has beencompleted at Imperial College London. This subject is always of great concern during theplanning and execution of underground tunnelling works in the urban environment. Many citiesalready have extensive existing tunnel networks and so it is necessary to construct new tunnels ata level beneath them. The associated deformations that take place during tunnelling have to becarefully assessed and their impact on the existing tunnels estimated. Of particular concern is theserviceability of tunnels used for underground trains where the kinematic envelope must not beimpinged upon. The new Crossrail transport line under construction in London passes beneathnumerous tunnels including a number of those forming part of the London Underground network

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Standing JR, Potts DM, Vollum R, Burland JB, Yu JBY, Wan MSP, Avgerinos Vet al., 2015, Research into the effect of tunnelling on existing tunnels, Pages: 515-520

© The authors and ICE Publishing: All rights reserved, 2015. Increasing demands for providing transport systems in the urban environment has led to many tunnelling projects being undertaken worldwide. Many of the cities where new tunnels are to be constructed already have a comprehensive underground network of tunnels for both transport and services. New tunnels often have to be aligned beneath these and frequently there are concerns that their construction may cause unacceptable deformations of Ibe existing tunnels, potentially hindering their serviceability and in the extreme threatening their stability. The Crossrail project, currently underway in London, involves tunnelling beneath numerous existing tunnels. It therefore has provided a great opportunity to study this complex boundary value problem. This paper describes the philosophy behind a comprehensive research project, run in conjunction with the Crossrail construction, which has an emphasis on the response of older tunnels lined with grey cast iron segments. There is a focus on how the Central Line tunnels responded to new twin tunnel construction beneath them. The five main strands of the research arc: field monitoring within and around the existing tunnels; numerical analyses of the field conditions; structural testing of a half-scale grey cast iron segmental ring; numerical analyses of the ring and two-segment tests performed; advanced laboratory testing of London Clay samples taken during installation of field instrumentation. These activities link into each other. Some preliminary results are presented and the main finding to date arc summarised.

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Bym T, Marketos G, Burland JB, O'Sullivan Cet al., 2013, Use of a two-dimensional discrete-element line-sink model to gain insight into tunnelling-induced deformations, GEOTECHNIQUE, Vol: 63, Pages: 791-795, ISSN: 0016-8505

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Puzrin AM, Burland JB, Standing JR, 2012, Simple approach to predicting ground displacements caused by tunnelling in undrained anisotropic elastic soil, GEOTECHNIQUE, Vol: 62, Pages: 341-352, ISSN: 0016-8505

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Burland JB, Jamiolkowski MB, Viggiani C, 2009, Leaning Tower of Pisa: Behaviour after Stabilization Operations, International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Vol: 1, Pages: 156-169, ISSN: 1790-2045

It is well known that the foundations of the Leaning Tower of Pisa were stabilised using the method ofunderexcavation to reduce the southward inclination of the Tower by about 10 percent in combination with controlling theseasonally fluctuating water table beneath the north side. Having been closed to the public since early in 1990, the Towerwas re-opened in December 2001. The paper summarises the response of the Tower during the period of implementation ofthe stabilisation works. Monitoring of the movements of the Tower has been continuing and the observations obtained since2001 are presented. It is shown that over the six years between 2003 and 2008 the induced rate of northward rotation of theTower has been steadily reducing to less than 0.2 arc seconds per year. Similarly the rate of induced settlement of thecentre of the foundation has been steadily reducing and is approaching the background rate of settlement of the Piazza.Piezometer measurements close to the north side of the foundation shows that the drainage system has been successful instabilising the groundwater levels beneath the north side of the Tower’s foundation. The paper concludes with a briefdiscussion on the possible future behaviour of the Tower.

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Burland JB, 2008, Personal reflections on the teaching of soil mechanics, 1st International Conference on Education and Training in Geo-Engineering Science - Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics, Publisher: CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, Pages: 35-48

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Burland JB, 2008, The founders of Geotechnique, GEOTECHNIQUE, Vol: 58, Pages: 327-341, ISSN: 0016-8505

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Burland JB, 2008, A case history of the failure of some silos during discharge, International Conference on Structures and Granular Solids - From Scientific Principles to Engineering Applications, Publisher: CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, Pages: 135-143

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Burland JB, Dean ETR, Gudehus G, Muhunthan B, Collins IFet al., 2008, Interlocking, and peak and design strengths - Discussion, GEOTECHNIQUE, Vol: 58, Pages: 527-532, ISSN: 0016-8505

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Burland JB, 2006, Vote of thanks, GEOTECHNIQUE, Vol: 56, Pages: 122-122, ISSN: 0016-8505

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Burland J B, 2006, Interaction between structural and geotechnical engineers, The Structural Engineer, Vol: 84, Pages: 29-37

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Franzius JN, Potts DM, Burland JB, 2006, Twist behaviour of buildings due to tunnel induced ground movement, 5th International Conference on Getechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, Pages: 107-113

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Franzius JN, Potts DM, Burland JB, 2006, The response of surface structures to tunnel construction, PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, Vol: 159, Pages: 3-17, ISSN: 1353-2618

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Georgiannou VN, Burland JB, 2006, A laboratory study of slip surface formation in an intact natural stiff clay, GEOTECHNIQUE, Vol: 56, Pages: 551-559, ISSN: 0016-8505

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Standing JR, Burland JB, 2006, Unexpected tunnelling volume losses in the Westminster area, London, GEOTECHNIQUE, Vol: 56, Pages: 11-26, ISSN: 0016-8505

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Standing JR, Burland JB, 2006, Investigating variations in tunnelling volume loss - a case study, 5th International Conference on Getechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, Pages: 305-+

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Franzius JN, Potts DM, Addenbrooke TI, Burland JBet al., 2005, The influence of building weight on tunnelling-induced ground and building deformation, SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS, Vol: 45, Pages: 168-169, ISSN: 0038-0806

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Franzius JN, Potts DM, Burland JB, 2005, The influence of soil anisotropy and K-0 on ground surface movements resulting from tunnel excavation, GEOTECHNIQUE, Vol: 55, Pages: 189-199, ISSN: 0016-8505

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Burland JB, 2004, Interaction between structural and geotechnical engineer, Hong Kong, Proceedings of the joint structural division annual seminar - new perspectives in the design and construction of foundation structures, Publisher: The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, Pages: K1-K28

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Burland JB, Mair RJ, Standing JR, 2004, Ground performance and building response due to tunnelling, London, Conference on advances in geotechnical engineering, London, England, Publisher: Thomas Telford, Pages: 291-344

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Franzius JN, Potts DM, Addenbrook TI, Burland JBet al., 2004, The influence of building weight on tunnelling-induced ground and building deformation, 3rd International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Publisher: JAPANESE GEOTECHNICAL SOC, Pages: 25-38, ISSN: 0038-0806

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Johnston G, Burland J, 2004, Some historical examples of underexcavation, London, Conference on advances in geotechnical engineering, London, England, Publisher: Thomas Telford, Pages: 1068-1079

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Powderham A, Huggins M, Burland J, 2004, Induced subsidence on a multi-storey car park, London, Conference on advances in geotechnical engineering, London, England, Publisher: Thomas Telford, Pages: 1117-1130

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Burland JB, Jamiolkowshi M, Viggiani C, 2003, The stabilisation of the leaning Tower of Pisa, SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS, Vol: 43, Pages: 63-80, ISSN: 0038-0806

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Burland JB, 2003, A particle of clay (Book rreview), Imperial College Engineer, Pages: 6-6

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Burland JB, 2003, Closing address, London, CIRIA special publication 201. Proceedings of the international conference on response of buildings to excavation-induced ground movements, Publisher: CIRIA, Pages: 155-162

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