Study on the Freeze-Thaw Damage of Granite Under Impact Loading

  • Yinghua Huang
  • Xuli LiangEmail author
  • Lei Wen
  • Jiangfang Chang
Original Paper


The freeze-thaw damage of granite was studied used SHPB tests and numerical simulation in the paper. All the granite samples were taken from high altitude localities in Tibet, China, which were made impact loading test after freeze-thaw cycles. The strain rate was unified in the use of SHPB tests combined with numerical simulation to analyze the relationship between dynamic strength and freeze-thaw cycles. The results shows, under different freeze-thaw cycles, the shapes of the reflected and transmitted waves before and after freeze-thaw are different, mainly reflected in the great difference of the curves before and after the peak. With the increase of the freeze-thaw cycles, the peak value of the strength curves decrease apparently and the peak stress decreases apparently after 10 cycles. Samples have different strain rates with the same incident wave under different freeze-thaw cycles. The dynamic strength of granite is associated with the strain rate and the freeze-thaw cycles. Study on the freeze-thaw damage of granite under impact loading is the basis of the granite dynamic constitutive relation and it is important to analyze the stability of open-pit mine slope in seasonal frozen regions.


Freeze-thaw cycles Numerical simulation SHPB test Dynamic strength Rock 



We are grateful to the Fund of Natural science foundation of Hebei Province (E2018210066) and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2018M631758) for the continuing support of our work. The authors are deeply grateful for this financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Changsha Institute of Mining Research Co. LtdChangsha CityChina
  2. 2.School of Exploration Technology and EngineeringHebei GEO UniversityShijiazhuang CityChina
  3. 3.Department of Engineering MechanicsShijiazhuang Tiedao UniversityShijiazhuang CityChina

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