JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-GE Geological & Soil Environment

[A-GE40] [EE] Energy-Environment-Water Nexus and Sustainable Development

Mon. May 22, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Ming Zhang(Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST), Xue Qiang(Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, The Chinese Academy of Science), Wen Jet-Chau(National Yunlin University of Science & Technology), Ken Kawamoto(Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University)

[AGE40-P23] Prompt Estimation of Uniaxial Compressive Strength Based on
Resistivity and Conductive Alertness of Frozen soil

*MINGJIAN HU1,2, Changqi Zhu1,2, Wei Fu3, Ren Wang1,2 (1.State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2.Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3.China Communications the Second Highway Consultants Co. Ltd.)

Keywords:Frozen soil, uniaxial compressive strength, temperature, resistivity, tangent modulus

Resistivity and conductive alertness is an inherent attribute of frozen soil, and a new method to estimate the frozen soil uniaxial compressive strength quickly is developed based on the resistivity and conductive alertness. The mechanical behavior of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway subgrade filling under load is investigated, indoor frozen soil uniaxial compression tests are conducted with the silt clay of Qinghai-Tibet Railway subgrade filling at different temperatures, resistivity is monitored during the whole test process. In this way, the stress-strain-resistivity curve is obtained, and the influence of temperature on the resistivity and conductive alertness is discussed. Results show that the frozen soil shows the similar properties as a varistor under compressive condition; with the increasing of the compressive stress, the resistivity can be divided into three variation intervals: a reduction zone, a balance zone, and a sharp increasing zone. When the dry density and water content is 1.71g/cm3 and 17.8% respectively, the original resistivity, maximum resistivity, and the largest tangent modulus of the frozen soil increase simultaneously with the temperature decreasing. The relationship between uniaxial compressive strength(qu) and original resistivity of the frozen soil satisfies with the equation, a new method of frozen soil strength quickly estimation is proposed and owned wide prospects of engineering application in the future.