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Special Issue "Research on Rock Mechanics under Freeze-Thaw Action"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Soil and Water".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 3369
Special Issue Editors
Interests: freeze–thaw damage; fractured rock mass; rock mechanics; multifield coupling; numerical simulation
Interests: frozen rock; frozen soil; constitutive model; impact load; damage variable; cement soil
Interests: unsaturated flow; frost heave; unsaturated soil; frozen soil; machine learning; geotechnical engineering
Special Issue Information
The freeze–thaw action of rocks and soils is caused by the water–ice phase transition in pores and cracks. Repeated freeze–thaw cycles damage the physic-mechanical properties of rocks and soils via microscopic pore structure change, macroscopic strength loss and so on. Such mechanisms have induced many engineering geology disasters in cold regions. The degree of freeze–thaw damage is related to coupled multifields at low temperatures. However, the interaction of multifields of rock and soils during the freeze–thaw process is highly complex and not fully understood. In addition, the evaluation of the frost resistance of rocks and soils needs further study. Therefore, providing up-to-date knowledge on the physic-mechanical properties of rocks and soils under freeze–thaw actions is crucial to prevent frost damage and avoid instability in rock engineering. This Special Issue will publish high-quality papers focused on new findings related to the freeze–thaw actions of rocks and soils.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Physic-mechanical properties of rocks and soils under freeze–thaw actions;
- The macro-/microscopic freeze–thaw damage mechanisms;
- Engineering geological disasters induced by freeze–thaw action;
- Water–ice phase change process in rocks and soils;
- Multifield coupling process and numerical simulation of freeze–thaw cycles.
Prof. Dr. Shibing Huang
Dr. Dongdong Ma
Prof. Dr. Xu Li
Manuscript Submission Information
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- freeze–thaw damage
- water–ice phase
- properties of rocks and soils
- frost heave
- multifield coupling process at low temperatures
- frost resistance of geomaterials