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Damage constitutive model of single flaw sandstone under freeze-thaw and load


Lu, YN and Li, XP and Chan, A, Damage constitutive model of single flaw sandstone under freeze-thaw and load, Cold Regions Science and Technology, 159 pp. 20-28. ISSN 0165-232X (2019) [Refereed Article]

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2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2018.11.017


The deterioration of mechanical properties subjected to freeze-thaw action is a determining factor for natural rock masses in cold region engineering. Taking four cases of flaw sandstone as the research object, freeze-thaw cycles experiments and triaxial compression tests were conducted to analyze the mechanical properties after 0, 20, 40 and 60 freeze-thaw cycles. The damage evolution equation of freeze-thaw sandstone under load is established based on the Lemaitre strain equivalent principle and continuum damage mechanics theory. In this regard, the damage model was developed to predict the degradation of triaxial compression strength for single flaw sandstone samples, it takes into account pre-existing cracks, confining pressure, freeze-thaw action and load. The results show that the sandstone damage consists of factors mentioned above, the coupled damage variable acquired from the proposed method well agree with the actual condition, and the damage constitutive model validations are given through comparisons between the calculated and the measured.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:single flaw rock masses, freeze-thaw action, triaxial compression tests, damage mechanism, constitutive model
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Civil geotechnical engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Chan, A (Professor Andrew Chan)
ID Code:152413
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:36
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2022-08-18
Last Modified:2022-11-28

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