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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6786270, 8 pages
Research Article

Mechanical and Failure Criteria of Air-Entrained Concrete under Triaxial Compression Load after Rapid Freeze-Thaw Cycles

1School of Highway, Chang’an University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710064, China
2School of Civil Engineering, Qingdao University of Technology, Qingdao, Shandong 266033, China
3School of Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, Shandong 266100, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Feng-kun Cui and Huai-shuai Shang

Received 19 November 2016; Accepted 24 January 2017; Published 13 February 2017

Academic Editor: Paulo M. S. T. De Castro

Copyright © 2017 Feng-kun Cui et al. 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.


The experiment study on the air-entrained concrete of 100 mm cubes under triaxial compression with different intermediate stress ratio  :  was carried out using a hydraulic-servo testing system. The influence of rapid freeze-thaw cycles and intermediate stress ratio on the triaxial compressive strength was analyzed according to the experimental results, respectively. The experimental results of air-entrained concrete obtained from the study in this paper and the triaxial compression experimental results of plain concrete got through the same triaxial-testing-system were compared and analyzed. The conclusion was that the triaxial compressive strength is greater than the biaxial and uniaxial compressive strength after the same rapid freeze-thaw cycles, and the increased percentage of triaxial compressive strength over biaxial compressive strength or uniaxial compressive strength is dependent on the middle stress. The experimental data is useful for precise analysis of concrete member or concrete structure under the action complex stress state.