Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 229–238 | Cite as

Dynamic behavior of frozen soil under uniaxial strain and stress conditions

  • Hai-dong Zhang (张海东)
  • Zhi-wu Zhu (朱志武)Email author
  • Shun-cheng Song (宋顺成)
  • Guo-zheng Kang (康国政)
  • Jian-guo Ning (宁建国)


The split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) method is used to investigate the dynamic behavior of the artificial frozen soil under the nearly uniaxial strain and uniaxial stress conditions. The tests are conducted at the temperatures of −3°C, −8°C, −13°C, −17°C, −23°C, and −28°C and with the strain rates from 900 s−1 to 1 500 s−1. The nearly uniaxial stress-strain curves exhibit an elastic-plastic behavior, whereas the uniaxial stress-strain curves show a brittle behavior. The compressive strength of the frozen soil exhibits the positive strain rate and negative temperature sensitivity, and the final strain of the frozen soil shows the positive strain rate sensitivity. The strength of the frozen soil under the nearly uniaxial strain is greater than that under the uniaxial stress. After the negative confinement tests, the specimens are compressed, and the visible cracks are not observed. However, the specimens are catastrophically damaged after the uniaxial SHPB tests. A phenomenological model with the thermal sensitivity is established to describe the dynamic behavior of the confined frozen soil.

Key words

frozen soil dynamic loading split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) confinement high strain rate 

Chinese Library Classification

O347 P642 

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

74L10 76L05 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hai-dong Zhang (张海东)
    • 1
  • Zhi-wu Zhu (朱志武)
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Shun-cheng Song (宋顺成)
    • 1
  • Guo-zheng Kang (康国政)
    • 1
  • Jian-guo Ning (宁建国)
    • 3
  1. 1.Traction Power State Key LaboratorySouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduP. R. China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research InstituteChinese Academic SciencesLanzhouP. R. China
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Explosion Science and TechnologyBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingP. R. China

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