Advances in Civil Engineering

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering in Cold Regions


Publishing date
01 Dec 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
07 Aug 2020

Lead Editor

1Central South University, Changsha, China

2Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China

3The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

4Hunan University of Science and Technology, Xiangtan, China

5Xi’an University of Science and Technology, Xi’an City, China

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Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering in Cold Regions

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Rock masses in cold regions are often damaged by freeze-thaw effects due to circadian and seasonal climate change cycles. Rock damage in cold regions is a result of the number of freeze-thaw cycles, temperature, rock type, applied stress, and moisture content. These freeze-thawing effects result in weathering, deformation, freeze-thaw erosion, and other risks. However, the mechanical characteristics and failure patterns of rock-mass are difficult to predict.

Studies on the effect of freeze-thawing on the mechanical properties of rock will promote the understanding of the failure process and damage mechanisms of rock mass in cold regions. The deterioration of rock mass by freeze-thawing is a complicated process, which involves a combination of temperature, permeability, joint distribution type, and rock mechanical strength.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present a series of papers on contemporary research on the physical and mechanical parameters of different types of rock masses or rock-like materials under freeze-thawing conditions. Contributors to this issue will show the need to link theory, accurate experiments, and numerical techniques. We welcome both original research and review articles, and among the areas to be emphasized are freeze-thawing water migration, frost heaving force distribution, freeze-thawing damage mechanism, thermal-mechanical coupling, and visualization of freeze-thawing cycles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Frost heave failure mode of jointed rock mass
  • Water penetration and migration during the freeze-thaw process
  • Degradation mechanism of freeze-thawing on rock mass
  • Distribution laws of frost heaving force
  • Fluid-solid coupling and thermal-mechanical coupling
  • Imaging techniques in freeze-thawing initiation and dissipation process analysis
  • Numerical simulation of freeze-thawing

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8897009
  • - Research Article

Deformation of the Geocell Flexible Reinforced Retaining Wall under Earthquake

Yalin Zhu | Kun Tan | ... | Yixian Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8897086
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Properties and Failure Modes of Thick-Walled Cylinder Granites with Different Apertures under Triaxial Compression

Wei Chen | Wen Wan | ... | Shasha Tong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8878432
  • - Research Article

Shear Strength of Flat Joint considering Influencing Area of Bolts

Hang Lin | Penghui Sun | Yifan Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8867414
  • - Research Article

Physical and Mechanical Performance of Frozen Rocks and Soil in Different Regions

Junhao Chen | Lexiao Wang | Zhaoming Yao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8875814
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Sandstone Mesostructure Damage Caused by Freeze-Thaw Cycles via CT Image Enhancement Technology

Hui Liu | Gengshe Yang | ... | Yao Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8893278
  • - Research Article

Brittle Characteristic and Microstructure of Sandstone under Freezing-Thawing Weathering

Songtao Yu | Junren Deng | ... | Jielin Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8894854
  • - Research Article

A Study of the Laws of Abnormal Gas Emissions and the Stability Controls for Coal Mine Walls in Deeply Buried High-Gas Coal Seams

Anying Yuan | Hao Hu | Qiupeng Yuan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8810079
  • - Research Article

Effect of Admixture on the Hydraulic Conductivity of Compacted Loess: A Case Study

Pan Liu | Xuejiao Zhang | ... | Xueqiang Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8884736
  • - Research Article

Failure Behaviour of Sandstone with a Preexisting Joint under Stepped Excavation

Yinzhu Liu | Ping Cao | ... | Qibin Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8827006
  • - Research Article

An Analytical Method of Coulomb’s Active Earth Pressure Acting on Cohesion-Less Backfill Subject to Local Surcharge in Cold Regions

Li Liu | Zhen Yang | ... | Hongwei Yang
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