An Experimental Study on the Compressive Dynamic Performance of Rubber Concrete under Freeze-Thaw Cycles

Juntao Zhang, Guangli Zhang, Xinjian Sun, Wenguo Pan, Peijie Huang, Zhanhai Li, Baoyun Zhang, Xinjie Zhou, Andreas Lampropoulos
2021 Advances in Civil Engineering  
An experimental study was conducted using a hydraulic servo machine to examine the compressive dynamic performance of rubber concrete under freeze-thaw cycles by considering 4 different numbers of freeze-thaw cycles and 8 different strain rates. The compressive stress-strain curves of rubber concrete under different loading conditions were obtained. By comparatively analyzing the mechanical characteristic parameters of the compressive stress-strain curves (i.e., peak stress, elastic modulus,
more » ... peak strain), the following conclusions were drawn: at the same loading strain rate, the compressive peak stress of rubber concrete is gradually decreased while the mass loss rate is gradually increased, as the number of freeze-thaw cycles increases. Compared to ordinary concrete, rubber concrete has a better frost resistance property. At the same number of freeze-thaw cycles, the compressive peak stress and elastic modulus of rubber concrete are gradually increased as the loading strain rate increases. The increase in the number of freeze-thaw cycles enlarges the increasing amplitude of the peak stress and elastic modulus under the action of loading strain rate. The compressive peak stress and elastic modulus dynamic increase factors of rubber concrete exhibit a linear relationship with the dimensionless logarithm of the loading strain rate. Meanwhile, a calculation model was proposed for the compressive peak stress dynamic increase factor of rubber concrete under the coupling effect of freeze-thaw cycles and loading strain rate, and the corresponding stress mechanism was discussed in detail. The research findings are of great significance to the application and development of antifreeze concrete in engineering practice.
doi:10.1155/2021/6655799 fatcat:xrar2ec4gjdkjemyjezcuzczfu