Research Area :: Tunneling, Embankment Problems and Earthquake

1. Tunneling, 2. Soil-water interaction problems, 3. Land reclamation and embankment problems, 4. Liquefaction (earthquake) and Ground improvement problems, 5. Geotechnical site investigation, 6. Soil – structure interaction

Leader of the Research Group: Prof. Dr. Hossain Md. Shahin

Research Co-Lead: Istiakur Rahman

Other Associated Faculties & Staff:



Related Publications

1. Md. Rezaul Karim and Mohammad Zobair Ibne Bashar (2017). Study of the Reliability and Economic Analysis of Urban Rainwater Harvesting in Six Major Cities of Bangladesh, accepted for the WSTA 12th Gulf Water Conference to be held from 28-30 March, 2017, Manama,Kingdom of Bahrain.

2. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai and S. Kuroi (2014): Effect of repeated shear deformation on twin tunneling – model test and finite element analysis, Proc. of the 8th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (TC204 ISSMGE, IS-SEOUL, 2014), Korea, August, pp. 67-72.

3. H. M. Shahin, S. Kuroi & T. Iwata (2014): Investigation of the influence of deep tunneling on existing building, Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics (Proc. of the 14th IACMAG), Kyoto, September, pp. 2011-2016.

4. H. M. Shahin, S. Kuroi, D. Takeichi and T. Nakai (2014): Effect of repeated shear deformation on tunnel earth pressure – model test and numerical analysis, Proc. of the 49th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Kita Kyushu, Japan, July, pp. 1931-1932.

5. T. Konda, J. Nagaya, T. Hashimoto, H. M. Shahin and T. Nakai (2013): In-situ Measurement and Numerical Analysis on Tunnel Lining and Ground Behavior due to Shield Excavation, 3rd International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunnelling and Subsurface Engineering, Germany, April, pp. 191-202.

6. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai and S. Kuroi (2013): Tunnel behavior subjected to repeated shear deformation – model test and finite element analysis, 3rd International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunnelling and Subsurface Engineering, Germany, April, pp. 283-292.

7. T. Nakai, H. M. Shahin, T. Iwata and S. Kuroi (2013): Influence of tunneling on nearby existing building and/or tunnel: model test and finite element analysis, 3rd International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunnelling and Subsurface Engineering, Germany, April, pp. 525-536.

8. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai & T. Iwata (2013): Rational interpretation of tunneling considering existing tunnel and building loads, Proc. of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE), Paris, France, September, pp. 1773-1776.

9. S. Kuroi, H. M. Shahin and T. Nakai (2013): Earth pressure at tunnel due to repeated shear deformation, Proc. of the 21st Central Japan JSCE conference (CD-ROM), Japan, March, III-24.

10. T. Konda, T. Hashimoto, J. Nagaya, H. M. Shahin and T. Nakai (2013): Numerical Analysis on Tunnel Lining and Ground Behavior due to Shield Excavation, Proc. of the 48th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Toyama, Japan, July, pp. 1475-1476.

11. S. Kuroi, H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai & T. Iwata (2012): Ground behavior during deep tunnel excavation and twin tunnel excavation, Proc. of the 24th Central Japan Geotechnical Symposium, Nagoya, Japan, August, pp. 111-118.

12. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai and T. Iwata (2012): Model tests and numerical simulation on tunneling in urban area, Proc. of NFCOMGEO-VI, Japan, May, pp. 87-92.

13. T. Nakai, H. M. Shahin and T. Iwata (2012): Model test and numerical simulations of tunneling considering existing building and tunnel, Proc. of the 5th Sino-Japan Geotechnical Symposium, China, pp. 403-410.

14. T. Iwata, T. Nakai, H. M. Shahin and S. Kuroi (2012): Model tests and numerical simulations on new tunnel excavation considering the effect of flat foundation, Proc. of the 20th Central Japan JSCE conference (CD-ROM), Japan, March, III

15. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, T. Iwata, S. Kuroi (2012): Model tests and numerical simulations of tunneling in deep underground considering existing structure, Proc. of the 47th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Hachinohe, Japan, July, pp. 1259-1260.

16. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, M. Kikumoto & E. Nakahara (2011): Behavior of ground and response of existing foundation due to tunneling, Soils and Foundations, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 395-409.

17. T. Iwata, T. Nakai, H. M. Shahin, M. Kikumoto & K. Ishii (2011): Model tests of twin tunnel excavation using newly developed device and its numerical simulations, Tunnel Engineering – Journal of JSCE, vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 33-44.

18. M. Kikumoto, T. Nakai, H. M. Shahin, K. Ishii & T. Iwata (2011): Model tests of twin tunnel excavation considering practical convergence and earth pressure distribution on lining and its simulation, Tunnel Engineering – Journal of JSCE, vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 57-64.

19. T. Iwata, H. M. Shahin, M. Kikumoto,T. Nakai,K. Ishii and T. Kito (2011): Model tests on tunnel excavation considering realistic internal displacement and surrounding earth pressure, Proc. of the 19th Central Japan JSCE conference (CD-ROM), Japan, March, pp.229-230.

20. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, M. Kikumoto, K. Ishii and T. Iwata (2011): Development of a new device for model tunnel excavation, Proc. of the 46th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Kobe, Japan, July, pp.1411-1412.

21. T. Iwata, K. Ishii, T. Kito, T. Nakai, H. M. Shahin, M. Kikumoto (2011): Model tests of single tunnel excavation using newly developed device and its numerical simulation, Proc. of the 46th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Kobe, Japan, July, pp.1413-1414.

22. M. Hinokio, T. Nakai, and H. M. Shahin (2011): Investigation of tunnel behavior subjected to cyclic shear deformation using finite element analysis, Proc. of the 46th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Kobe, Japan, July, pp. 1419-1420.

23. T. Iwata, M. Kikumoto, H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, K. Ishii (2011): Model test on tunnel excavation with mixed-type boundary and its simulation, Proc. of the 56th Japan Geotechnical Engineering Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, November, pp. 53-60.

24. K. Toda,T. Nakai,F. Zhang, H. M. Shahin,M. Kikumoto,Tsugiura (2010): Influence of tunnel excavation on upper existing orthogonal tunnel -Model tests and numerical simulations,Proc. of the 45th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Ehime, Japan, August, pp.1339-1340.

25. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, M. Kikumoto & M. Nagata (2009): Behaviors of ground due to tunnel excavation, Proc. of the 14th Conference on Computational Engineering and Science - JSCES, Tokyo, Japan, May, pp. 441-444.

26. T. Konda, H. M. Shahin & T. Nakai (2009): Elastoplastic finite element analysis for the deformation behavior of ground due to braced excavation, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, September, vol.65, no.1, pp. 213-225.

27. H. M. Shahin, E. Nakahara & M. Nagata (2009): Behaviors of ground and existing structures due to circular tunneling, Proc. of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE), Alexandria, Egypt, October, pp. 1786-1789.

28. M. Kikumoto,H. M. Shahin,T. Nakai, M. Nagata and K. Toda (2009): Influences of tunnel excavation on the neighboring group-pile foundation, Proc. of the 54th Geotechnical Symposium (JGS), Vol.54, pp.355-362.

29. K. Toda, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, H. M. Shahin, M. Kikumoto, M. Nagata and S. Nakazawa (2009): Reinforcement mechanism of rock bolts on a semicircular tunnel, Proc. of the 44th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Yokohama, Japan, August, pp. 1279-1280.

30. M. Nagata, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, H. M. Shahin, M. Kikumoto, K. Toda and S. Nakazawa (2009): Influence of two-dimensional circular tunneling on adjacent pile foundation, Proc. of the 44th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Yokohama, Japan, August, pp. 1281-1282.

31. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, M. Kikumoto, Y. Tabata & E. Nakahara (2008): Ground movement and earth pressure due to circular tunneling: model tests and numerical simulations, Proc. of the 6th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Shanghai, China, April, pp. 709-715.

32. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, M. Kikumoto, E. Nakahara & M. Nagata (2008): Interaction effects between existing foundations and tunneling- model tests and numerical simulations, Proc. of the 4th IWS on New Frontiers in Computational Geotechnics, Pittsburgh, October, pp. 119-126.

33. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, M. Kikumoto, E. Nakahara, M. Nagata and K. Toda (2008): Effect of adjacent piled raft on deformation and stress of ground during 2D circular tunneling: numerical simulation, Proc. of the 43rd Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Hiroshima, Japan, July, pp. 1435-1436.

34. E. Nakahara, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, H. M. Shahin, M. Kikumoto, M. Nagata and K. Toda (2008): Effect of adjacent piled raft on deformation and stress of ground during 2D circular tunneling: model tests, Proc. of the 43rd Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Hiroshima, Japan, July, pp. 1437-1438.

35. M. Nagata, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, H. M. Shahin, M. Kikumoto & K. Toda (2008): 2D model tests and simulations on tunnel excavation having various existing foundations,Proc. of the 64th conference of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Fukuoka, Japan, September, (CD-ROM).

36. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, M. Kikumoto, Y. Tabata and E. Nakahara. (2007): Model tests and numerical simulations on shallow circular tunneling, Proc. of the 19th Central Japan Geotechnical Symposium, Nagoya, Japan, August, pp. 131-138.

37. H. M. Shahin, M. Kikumoto, E. Sung, M. Yamamoto and Y. Tabata (2007): 3D model tests and numerical simulation in shallow tunneling considering existing piled raft, 13th Asian Reg. Conf. on Soil Mech. and Geotechnical Engineering, Kolkata, India, December, pp. 522-525.

38. E. Nakahara, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, H. M. Shahin, Y. Tabata and. M. Nagata (2007): Deformation and stress of ground during 2D circular tunneling: model tests, Proc. of the 42nd Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Nagoya, Japan, July, pp. 1497-1498.

39. Y. Tabata, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, H. M. Shahin, E. Nakahara and. M. Nagata (2007): Deformation and stress of ground during 2D circular tunneling: numerical simulations, Proc. of the 42nd Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Nagoya, Japan, July, pp. 1499-1500.

40. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, Y. Tabata and E. Nakahara. (2007): Deformation and stress of ground during 2D circular tunneling: effect of adjacent structure, Proc. of the 42nd Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Nagoya, Japan, July, pp. 1501-1502.

41. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, Y. Tabata and E. Nakahara (2007): Behavior of piled raft during 2D trap door tunnel excavation, Proc. of the 62nd conference of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Hiroshima, Japan, September, pp. 343-344.

42. E. Sung, H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio & M. Yamamoto. (2006): Ground behavior due to tunnel excavation with existing foundation, Soils and Foundations, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 189-207.

43. H. M. Shahin, E. Sung, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio, M. Kikumoto, M. Yamamoto and Y. Tabata. (2006): 2D model tests and numerical simulation in shallow tunneling considering existing building load, Geotechnical Special Publication of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on Underground construction and ground movement, June, vol. 155, pp. 304-311.

44. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, M. Kikumoto, E. Sung, M. Yamamoto and Y. Tabata (2006): Interaction effect of shallow tunneling and existing flat foundation in 3d condition, Proc. of the Eighth International Summer Symposium, Nagoya, Japan, July, pp. 155-158.

45. H. M. Shahin, E. Sung, T. Nakai, M. Kikumoto, M. Yamamoto and Y. Tabata (2006): Ground behavior with the distance of foundation due to tunnel excavation– 2D model test and simulation, Proc. of the 3rd IWS on New Frontiers in Computational Geotechnics, Xian, October, pp. 31-36.

46. M. Yamamoto, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, H. M. Shahin, M. Kikumoto, E. Sung and Y. Tabata (2006): Effect of tunnel excavation on the adjacent foundation - 2D model test, Proc. of the 41st Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Hokkaido, Japan, July, pp. 1539-1540.

47. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, M. Kikumoto, E. Sung and M. Yamamoto. (2006): Effect of tunnel excavation on the adjacent foundation - 2D model simulation, Proc. of the 41st Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Hokkaido, Japan, July, pp. 1541-1542.

48. Y. Tabata, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, H. M. Shahin, M. Kikumoto, E. Sung and M. Yamamoto (2006): 3D model test of tunnel excavation considering adjacent structure, Proc. of the 41st Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Hokkaido, Japan, July, pp. 1703-1704.

49. E. Sung, T. Nakai, F. Zhang, H. M. Shahin, M. Kikumoto, M. Yamamoto and Y. Tabata (2006): 3D model simulation of tunnel excavation considering adjacent structure, Proc. of the 41st Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Hokkaido, Japan, July, pp. 1705-1706.

50. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, E. Sung, M. Yamamoto and Y. Tabata (2006): Influence of pile length on the interaction effect of tunneling and existing piled raft, Proc. of 61st conference of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Kyoto, Japan, September, pp. 115-116.

51. T. Nakai, E. Sung, H. M. Shahin, and M. Yamamoto (2005): Simulations of tunnel excavation in 2D and 3D conditions considering building loads, Proc. of the Fifth International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (TC28), Amsterdam, Netherlands, June, pp. 155-160.

52. H. M. Shahin and T. Nakai (2005): Finite element analysis of 3D full scale tunnel excavation using subloading tij model, Proc. of the Pipelines -2005, ASCE, USA, Houston, August, pp.101-115.

53. T. Nakai, H. M. Shahin, M. Hinokio, T. Sada and E. Sung (2005): Influence of existing building load on the deformation and earth pressure of ground due to tunneling, Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE), Osaka, Japan, September, pp. 1633-1638.

54. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio, E. Sung and M. Yamamoto. (2005): Numerical Analyses of 3D tunnel excavation considering the effects of existing structure, Proc. of the 40th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Hokkaido, Japan, July, pp. 1821-1822.

55. E. Sung, T. Nakai, H. M. Shahin, M. Yamamoto and Y. Tabata. (2005): The behaviors of piled raft due to tunnel excavation, Proc. of the 40th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Hokkaido, Japan, July, pp. 1823-1824.

56. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio, T. Kurimoto & T. Sada. (2004): Influence of surface loads and construction sequence on ground response due to tunneling, Soils and Foundations, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 53-66.

57. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio & Yamaguchi, D. (2004): 3D effects on pressure and displacements during tunnel excavations, Soils and Foundations, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 37-49.

58. E. Sung, H. M. Shahin, M. Yamamoto, T. Nakai and M. Hinokio. (2004): Behavior of existing piled raft foundation due to tunnel excavation, Proc. of the 16th Central Japan Geotechnical Symposium, Nagoya, Japan, August, pp. 13-22.

59. T. Nakai, M. Hinokio, H. M. Shahin, Y. Inoue, H. Takei and N. Iwata. (2004): Earth pressure and ground movements in 2D and 3D retaining wall problems: model tests and numerical simulation, 9th Int. Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics, NUMOG IX, Ottawa, Canada, August, pp. 669-675.

60. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio, T. Sada and M. Yamamoto. (2004): Influence of existing building with different types of foundations on tunnel excavation– FEM analysis, Proc. of the 39th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Nigata, Japan, July, pp. 1733-1734.

61. T. Sada, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio, H. M. Shahin and M. Yamamoto. (2004): Influence of existing building with different types of foundations on tunnel excavation– Model Test, Proc. of the 39th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Nigata, Japan, July, pp. 1731-1732.

62. H. M. Shahin and T. Nakai. (2004): Simulation of full scale tunnel excavations using TBM considering different excavation rates, Proc. of 59th conference of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Nagoya, Japan, September, pp. 163-164.

63. T. Nakai, M. Hinokio, H. M. Shahin and T. Sada. (2003): Earth Pressures and Surface Settlements in Shallow Tunnels with Large Cross-Section, Proc. of 12th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Singapore, August, pp. 879-882.

64. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, T. Sada, S. Taka and Y. Matsumoto. (2003): Influence of initial stresses induced by existing building on tunnel excavation, Proc. of the 38th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Akita, Japan, July, pp. 1729-1730.

65. T. Sada, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio, H. M. Shahin, S. Taka, and Y. Matsumoto. (2003): 3D Effects in Tunneling –Model tests and Numerical analyses, Proc. of the 38th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, Akita, Japan, July, pp. 1727-1728.

66. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio and T. Sada. (2003): Tunnel excavations considering building loads: 2D model tests and numerical analyses, Proc. of 58th conference of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Tokushima, Japan, September, section 3-001.

67. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio and T. Sada. (2002): 3D Effects on Surface Settlements and Earth Pressures in Tunneling, Proc. of the 1st IWS on New Frontiers in Computational Geotechnics, Canada, September, pp. 69-74.

68. T. Nakai, H. M. Shahin. T. Tamura, T. Hashimoto and J. Nagaya. (2002): Analyses of three abreast shallow tunnels considering construction sequence and ground depths, Proc. of the 3rd Int. Symposium (IS-Toulouse)-Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Toulouse, France, November, pp. 155-160.

69. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio, T. Kurimoto and T. Sada. (2002): 2D and 3D Model tests and Numerical Analyses in Shallow Tunneling, Proc. of the 37th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, July, Osaka, Japan, pp. 1671-1672.

70. T. Kurimoto, T. Nakai, M. Hinokio, H. M. Shahin and T. Sada. (2002): 2D Model Tests and Numerical Analyses in Shallow Tunneling with Large Cross-Section, Proc. of the 37th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, July, Osaka, Japan, pp. 1673-1674.

71. H. M. Shahin, T. Nakai, D. Yamaguchi, T. Kurimoto and T. Sada. (2002): Tunnel excavation problems considering construction sequences, Proc. of 126th Symposium on Ground Deformation considering construction sequence, Tokyo, Japan, September, pp. 183-190.

72. T. Nakai, D. Yamaguchi, H. M. Shahin, T. Kurimoto and M. M. Farias. (2001): Earth pressure and ground movements due to tunneling – model tests and analyses, Proc. of Int. Sym. on Modern Tunneling Science and Technology, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 153-158.

73. Karim, M. R., Badruzzaman, ABM, Sekine, M., and Ukita, M. (2000): Assessment of nutrients and dissolved oxygen in a river system in Bangladesh using a water quality model, Journal of Environmental System and Engineering, JSCE, No. 664/VII-17, pp. 97-107, November 2000.

74. D. Yamaguchi, T. Nakai, H. M. Shahin and H. Mizukoshi. (2000): 3D model tests on tunnel excavation considering excavation process Proc. of the 35th Japan national conference on geotechnical engineering, June, Gifu, Japan, vol-2, pp. 2065-2066.

75. Karim, M. R. and Badruzzaman, ABM. (1998): Simulation of nutrient transport and dissolved oxygen in a typical river in Bangladesh, proceedings of Civil and Environmental Engineering Conference, New Frontiers and Challenges, pp. 49-58, 8-12 November 1999, Bangkok, Thailand.