Analysis of Elastoplastic Mechanical Properties of Non-Uniform Frozen Wall Considering Frost Heave

Bin Wang, Shenwei Liang, Yi Cao, Chuanxin Rong, Shengmin Yu
2023 Applied Sciences  
The aim of this study was to analyze the force and deformation law of an artificial frozen wall. Thus, the frost heave coefficient was introduced to describe the frost heave characteristics, and the frozen wall was regarded as a heterogeneous material whose material properties changed in a parabolic pattern with the radius. The elastoplastic stress and displacement formulas of a non-uniform frozen wall considering frost heave characteristics were derived according to different strength
more » ... Consequently, the derived formulas were used to calculate and analyze the mechanical characteristics of the artificial frozen wall. The results showed that the radial stress of the frozen wall changed linearly, whereas the circumferential stress change followed a parabolic pattern after considering the non-uniform characteristics. Moreover, the displacement of the outer edge of the frozen wall was always greater than that of the inner edge, and the displacement of the inner edge changed with the increasing temperature, significantly greater than that of the outer edge. When the frozen wall was in the elastic state, its displacement caused by frost heave was constant. When the frozen wall entered the elastic–plastic state, the displacement of its inner edge caused by frost heave increased with the increase in the radius of the plastic zone, whereas the displacement of the outer edge caused by frost heave decreased with the increase in the radius of the plastic zone.
doi:10.3390/app13021038 fatcat:o2buvfvvu5cr3fkenqsjlf5c6a