Long-Term Mechanical Behavior of Nano Silica Sol Grouting
AbstractThe longevity of grouting has a significant effect on the safe and sustainable operation of many engineering projects. A 500-day experiment was carried out to study the long-term mechanical behavior of nano silica sol grouting. The nano silica sol was activated with different proportions of a NaCl catalyst and cured under fluctuating temperature and humidity conditions. The mechanical parameters of the grout samples were tested using an electrohydraulic uniaxial compression tester and an improved Vicat instrument. Scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, and ultrasonic velocity tests were carried out to analyze the strength change micro-mechanism. Tests showed that as the catalyst dosage in the grout mix is decreased, the curves on the graphs showing changes in the weight and geometric parameters of the samples over time could be divided into three stages, a shrinkage stage, a stable stage, and a second shrinkage stage. The catalyst improved the stability of the samples and reduced moisture loss. Temperature rise was also a driving force for moisture loss. Uniaxial compressive stress-strain curves for all of the samples were elastoplastic. The curves for uniaxial compression strength and secant modulus plotted against time could be divided into three stages. Sample brittleness increased with time and the brittleness index increased with higher catalyst dosages in the latter part of the curing time. Plastic strength-time curves exhibit allometric scaling. Curing conditions mainly affect the compactness, and then affect the strength. View Full-Text
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Pan, D.; Zhang, N.; Zhang, C.; Qian, D.; Han, C.; Yang, S. Long-Term Mechanical Behavior of Nano Silica Sol Grouting. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 46.
Pan D, Zhang N, Zhang C, Qian D, Han C, Yang S. Long-Term Mechanical Behavior of Nano Silica Sol Grouting. Nanomaterials. 2018; 8(1):46.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pan, Dongjiang; Zhang, Nong; Zhang, Chenghao; Qian, Deyu; Han, Changliang; Yang, Sen. 2018. "Long-Term Mechanical Behavior of Nano Silica Sol Grouting." Nanomaterials 8, no. 1: 46.
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