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Modified porosity rate frost heave model and tests verification
Author(s): Zhi-qiang Ji; Xue-yan Xu
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Paper Abstract

To avoid the complexity of modeling frost heave from microscope, porosity rate function has been used in predication of frost heave phenomenon. The approach explored in this paper is based on frost heave tests and the concept of the segregated potential which has been widely accepted by researchers in order to find the proper form of the porosity rate function. In the frozen fringe the porosity rate function was derived: n=Be(-aPe) (gradT)2 (1-n) , (Ts<T<Ti). It showed that the primary influencing factor affected porosity rate is temperature gradient rather than temperature, it is more reasonable to consider the influence of the temperature gradient in the frozen fringe rather than in the whole column. Then development of the constitutive model is outlined. Five freezing tests were carried out to verify the model, and the comparison between test results and analog results shows that the modified model is efficient for the prediction of frost heave, and it can be used in engineering practice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7375, ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008, 73750E (27 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.839017
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Zhi-qiang Ji, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
China Univ. of Mining and Technology (China)
Xue-yan Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
China Univ. of Mining and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7375:
ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008
Xiaoyuan He; Huimin Xie; YiLan Kang, Editor(s)

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