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Numerical Simulation of Frost Heave of Concrete Lining Trapezoidal Channel Under an Open System

College of Water Resource and Architectural Engineering, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
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Water 2020, 12(2), 335; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12020335
Received: 10 December 2019 / Revised: 17 January 2020 / Accepted: 21 January 2020 / Published: 23 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Water Use and Scarcity)
To study the distribution law of frost heave in base soil with a concrete lining structure and compound geomembrane, the coupled heat–moisture–stress, capillary action, and membrane water migration were considered, and multi-field coupling software was used to simulate the frost heaving of the channel. A 67-day frost heaving process of the foundation soil considering the change of groundwater level around a channel was also considered. The displacement fields at different positions on the base soil were obtained. The results showed that the frost heave was the largest at about one-third of the slope from the bottom of the channel, and the maximum is 8.243 cm. A compound geomembrane on the lower side of the lining can reduce the frost heaving of the foundation soil to some extent, and the maximum normal displacements of the lining along the slope and at the top of the channel decreased by 14.3% and 15.5% after adding the compound geomembrane. View Full-Text
Keywords: channel engineering; coupling of hydrothermal force; frost heaving; moisture transfer; compound geomembrane channel engineering; coupling of hydrothermal force; frost heaving; moisture transfer; compound geomembrane
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Mo, T.; Lou, Z. Numerical Simulation of Frost Heave of Concrete Lining Trapezoidal Channel Under an Open System. Water 2020, 12, 335.

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