Title Experimental investigation on the train-induced subsidence prediction model of Beiluhe permafrost subgrade along the Qinghai- Tibet Railway in China
Author Zhu Zhanyuan; Ling Xianzhang; Chen Shijun; Zhang, F.; Wang, L.; Wang, Z.; Zou, Z.
Author Affil Zhu Zhanyuan, Sichuan Agricultural University, Urban and Rural Construction College, Sichuan, China. Other: Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Source Cold Regions Science and Technology, 62(1), p.67-75, . Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0165- 232X
Publication Date Jun. 2010
Notes In English. Based on Publisher- supplied data GeoRef Acc. No: 309554
Index Terms deformation; embankments; loading; models; permafrost; forecasting; railroads; soils; soil temperature; strains; stresses; subsidence; temperature; vibration; unfrozen water content; China--Qinghai-Tibet Railway; Asia; China; confining pressure; cyclic loading; Far East; frequency; low temperature; prediction; Qinghai-Tibet Railway; strain; stress; triaxial tests; water content
Abstract Based on dynamic triaxial test at low temperature of the frozen clay from the Beiluhe permafrost subgrade along the Qinghai- Tibet Railway (QTR), residual deformation laws and dynamic subsidence prediction model of permafrost subgrade under train traffic were studied. First, time history curves of residual strain of frozen soil are obtained and analyzed under different temperatures, frequency, confining pressure and moisture content. And conclusions can be drawn that the axial strain rate is greatly affected by the amplitude of dynamic stress, as well as increases with dynamic to static stress ratio and temperature rising, while it decreases with the raise of frequency and moisture content. Hereby, the power functions were adopted to fit the relationships of axial dynamic strain rate vs. stress ratio, temperature, frequency, and moisture content, respectively. Simultaneously, the permafrost dynamic subsidence mechanism was interpreted rationally and the variation of fitting parameters was discussed. Furthermore, the long-term traffic loading subsidence model was established through observing the axis residual strain time histories of frozen specimens under the longtime cyclic loading and adopting the amendment of vibratory number of times. The model can comprehensively consider the effects of stress state, temperature, moisture content, and confining pressure of frozen soil, as well as the vibratory frequency and vibration number of longtime cyclic loading. Consequently, the model can be applied to the train-induced subsidence forecast investigation of permafrost subgrade. The paper has an important significance for rational safety evaluation on long-term operation of permafrost regions railway such as QTR. Meanwhile, the investigation provides basic data for the further research on dynamic damage constitutive model of frozen soil under train traffic and the gradual improvement of railroading criterion in cold regions.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.coldregions.2010.02.010
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 65006553