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Advances in Civil Engineering
Volume 2018, Article ID 5392641, 8 pages
Research Article

A Study of Mechanical Property of Artificial Frozen Clay under Dynamic Load

1State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
2School of Civil Engineering, Fujian University of Technology, Fuzhou 350108, China
3School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan 232001, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Dongwei Li; moc.361@5002ilwd

Received 31 July 2017; Revised 6 October 2017; Accepted 13 November 2017; Published 23 January 2018

Academic Editor: Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan

Copyright © 2018 Dongwei Li and Juhong Fan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


To determine the mechanical properties of artificial frozen clay under dynamic load, 81 triaxial shear tests were carried out for artificial frozen clay at different temperatures, amplitudes, frequencies, and precompressions and three kinds of testing conditions. The change laws of the dynamic modulus of elasticity, maximum dynamic shear modulus, dynamic damping ratio, and strain rate were determined. These results can guide future research on the mechanical mechanisms of frozen soil, providing both theoretical and practical significance.