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Type: Conference paper
Title: Frost heave mitigation by incorporating expanded polystyrene bead into earth fill
Author: Deng, A.
Zhou, Y.
Yu, Y.
Citation: Instrumentation, testing, and modeling of soil and rock behavior : selected papers from the GeoHunan 2011 International Conference /​ Louis Ge, Xiong Zhang, Antnio Gomes Correia and Jason Wu (eds.): pp.202-208
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publisher Place: United states
Issue Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781617829994
ISSN: 0895-0563
Conference Name: GeoHunan International Conference (2011 : Hunan, China)
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An Deng, Ya-dong Zhou and Yong-tang Yu
Abstract: This study proposed an anti-frost geomaterial, comprising waste foundry sand (WFS), fly ash (FA), expanded polystyrene (EPS) beads, Portland cement and water, which is known as WFS-FA-EPS mixture. Twenty series of mixtures were prepared and investigated with regards to the effect of mixture component on the frost heave mitigation of the material. A freeze chamber was set up to impose frost action onto the mixtures. Results indicate that WFS-FA-EPS mixture is able to mitigate or eliminate frost heave if the mixture is properly designated. Compared with common earth fills, the mixture presents high micro-porosity, small frost heave, and low thermal conductivity. The frost heave mitigation of the mixture mainly depends on the volumetrically buffering capacity of EPS beads and cohesion force by cement content.
Rights: © 2011 American Society of Civil Engineers
RMID: 0020120092
DOI: 10.1061/47633(412)27
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