Particle Size Distribution Effects on the Strength Characteristic of Cemented Paste Backfill
AbstractIt is of great significance, for economic, environmental and security reasons, to investigate the strength characteristic of underground cemented paste backfill (CPB). Consequently, an ultrasonic test, uniaxial and triaxial compression experiment, and acoustic emission (AE) monitoring were carried out on CPB, for which the particles satisfied Talbot gradation. The homogeneity of CPB specimens was evaluated by ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV). The stress–strain behavior and AE characteristic of CPB specimens under different Talbot indices and confining pressures were investigated. The effects of the particle size distribution and the confining pressure on the peak strength of CPB were analyzed. The strength parameter model of CPB under the coupled influence of the particle size distribution and the confining pressure was constructed based on the Mohr–Coulomb strength criterion. The results show that the peak strength of CPB is positively linear with confining pressure, however, the relationship between its strength parameters and the Talbot index can be characterized by a quadratic polynomial function. This suggests that there is an optimal gradation of particles reflected in the maximum strength of CPB. View Full-Text
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Wu, J.; Feng, M.; Chen, Z.; Mao, X.; Han, G.; Wang, Y. Particle Size Distribution Effects on the Strength Characteristic of Cemented Paste Backfill. Minerals 2018, 8, 322.
Wu J, Feng M, Chen Z, Mao X, Han G, Wang Y. Particle Size Distribution Effects on the Strength Characteristic of Cemented Paste Backfill. Minerals. 2018; 8(8):322.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wu, Jiangyu; Feng, Meimei; Chen, Zhanqing; Mao, Xianbiao; Han, Guansheng; Wang, Yiming. 2018. "Particle Size Distribution Effects on the Strength Characteristic of Cemented Paste Backfill." Minerals 8, no. 8: 322.
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