Shuaicheng Guo

Shuaicheng Guo
Hunan University · College of Civil Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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December 2019 - present
Hunan University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2014 - December 2017
Michigan Technological University
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2011 - June 2014
Central South University
Position
  • Master's Student

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Publications (78)
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Using rubber particles as concrete aggregates can reduce the environmental impacts caused by the large accumulation of scrap tires. However, the added rubber particles can decrease concrete strength due to their low stiffness and surface bonding with cement paste. This study aims to improve the rubber concrete performance by employing different sur...
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Due to its superior mechanical properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can be applied for material reinforcement and modification. However, the relatively high cost for CNTs synthesis limits their large application in construction materials. This study employed the microwave irradiation method to produce CNTs with low cost and high efficiency. The ferr...
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The alkali-silica reaction (ASR) damage in reactive aggregates affects the long-term durability of the concrete infrastructure. The generated ASR gel can expand by imbibing water from the pore solution and the resulting expansion pressure causes the aggregate fracture. This study aims to simulate the development of ASR damage in glass particles of...
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This study aims to study the alkali‐silica reaction (ASR) with incorporated kinetic‐thermodynamic analysis. The model reactant tests were first conducted to study the silica dissolution in the simulated pore solution under different temperatures. Then, the kinetic model for silica dissolution was further improved by considering the influence of eff...
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This study aims to investigate the influence of lithium and calcium content on the alkali-silica reaction kinetics and phase formation processes at atomic scales. The atomic structure of the reacted ASR gels was analyzed with the Pair DistributionFunction (PDF) measurement. The analysis results can explain the expansion potential difference of gels...
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Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) is becoming an emerging high-performance construction material due to its outstanding load-bearing capacity, corrosion resistance, and durability. However, the influences of textile type and design parameters on the mechanical performance of TRC have not been fully understood. Therefore, this study aims to enhance...
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Rebar corrosion is the most common durability issue in reinforced concrete structures, and replacing steel rebar with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bar can effectively resolve the corrosion issue. Furthermore, it can serve as an appropriate substitute for steel rebar due to its lightweight, high strength, and good corrosion resistance. However, th...
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To enhance the durability performance of Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) bar reinforced Seawater Sea Sand Concrete (SWSSC) structure components in the marine environment, this paper investigated the feasibility of reducing SWSSC alkalinity to improve its compatibility with BFRP bars. The low-alkalinity ternary mixtures are designed with ordi...
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The exposure to elevated temperatures and alkaline concrete pore solution can deteriorate the polymer coating in textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) and degrade its mechanical performance. To address this concern, this study experimentally investigated the influence of surface treatments on elevated temperature resistance of carbon textile-reinforced...
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This study investigates the effectiveness of reducing alkalinity on the durability enhancement of basalt fiber reinforced polymer (BFRP) bars to address their durability in the alkaline environment of seawater sea sand concrete (SWSSC). After accelerated aging at different temperatures and durations, the tensile properties of BFRP bars immersed in...
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Basalt fiber reinforced polymer (BFRP) bars can be used as an appropriate substitute for steel rebars in marine concrete structures due to their corrosion-free nature and high tensile performance. However, the long-term dynamic properties of BFRP bars in the marine environment are not well known, which is critical for structural safety when subject...
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This study characterizes the essential engineering properties of the coral coarse aggregate (CCA) and evaluated its potential utilization as an internal curing agent for high-strength seawater sea sand concrete (HS-SWSSC). The X-ray computed tomography (X-CT) scanning results indicate the internal structure of the CCA is mainly composed of open por...
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Bamboo fiber has attracted a lot of interest due to its high specific strength and renewability. Unidirectional long bamboo fiber reinforcing is essential to fully realize its strength. The reinforcing efficiency can also be affected by the physical and chemical structure of bamboo fibers. Therefore, this study reviews the cell wall structure of th...
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Studying crack evolution behaviors and mechanism of the holed concrete specimens is very significant for civil building and underground engineering. Currently available literatures are mainly focused on the mechanical and failure behaviors of pre-holed rock or rock-like materials, less on the crack evolution behaviors and mechanism. In this paper,...
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The susceptibility of BFRP bars in alkaline cementitious environment restricts their application as reinforcing materials in marine construction. To address this problem, the internal alkalinity of seawater sea sand mortars (SWSSM) is controlled in this study through optimization of cementitious materials for the durability enhancement of BFRP bars...
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In recent days, many researchers are focusing on emerging a new class of bio-inspired architectured materials. The primary strategy of these architecture designs is directly dependent on types of available literature based on higher-ordered species such as nacre, fish scales etc. In this study, we have investigated the microstructural features, and...
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The saline environment is one of the most severe exposure conditions for infrastructure due to its corrosive nature. Fiber reinforcement polymer (FRP) bars are being considered as a replacement for steel rebars to prevent corrosion. However, the effects of saline environments and alkaline cementitious conditions on the impact performance of FRP bar...
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Degradation due to wood rot fungi is one of the most severe threats to the long-term performance of plant fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite. This study aims to enhance the anti-fungi performance of the straw fiber/HDPE composite with synthesized nano-xylan. The nano-xylan was prepared with corn xylan through the ultrasonically assisted alkal...
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Sustainable and resilient pavement infrastructure is critical for current economic and environmental challenges. In the past 10 years, the pavement infrastructure strongly supports the rapid development of the global social economy. New theories, new methods, new technologies and new materials related to pavement engineering are emerging. Deteriora...
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Wood-plastic-composite (WPC) is a green environmentally friendly material, however, its relative low mechanical strength and weak thermal stability prohibited its wide application. In this study, the nano-montmorillonite (MMT) modified with silane and reinforced the HDPE/wood fiber (Populus tometosa Carr., 40–100 mesh) composite were prepared by in...
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The durability of the basalt fiber-reinforced polymer (BFRP) bar in an alkaline environment is a major problem that prohibits its use as reinforcement in a marine concrete structure. One potential remedy is to reduce the alkalinity of the concrete. For evaluating the feasibility of this technique, the mechanical durability of BFRP bars was investig...
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Applying waste tire rubber powder to modify the asphalt binder is a promising protocol to achieve sustainable pavement materials. This study aims to examine the feasibility of using Lucobit type asphalt additive in the rubberized asphalt and further enhance its performance. The 90# asphalt binder and the rubber powder with 30 mesh were selected to...
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The fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are currently widely used in infrastructure construction, and the study on the dynamic performance and temperature sensitivity is still under investigation. Understanding the effects of strain rate and temperature on the tensile behaviour of FRP composites is vital to design the composite structures und...
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There has been an increasing interest in using bio-waste materials to modify asphalt binders in recent years. Among the bio-waste materials, fish scale powder (FSP) has been widely studied in various industries, while the research in the asphalt industry is still limited. Thus, this work investigated the effect of silane coupling agent surface-trea...
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The fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are currently widely used in infrastructure construction, and the study on the dynamic performance and temperature sensitivity is still under investigation. Understanding the effects of strain rate and temperature on the tensile behaviour of FRP composites is vital to design the composite structures und...
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This study analyzed the feasibility of modifying the asphalt binder with the waste leather (WL). The 70# base asphalt was selected as the base matrix and four samples with different waste leather content were prepared. The test results indicated that the rotational viscosity of the waste leather modified asphalt was obviously higher than that of th...
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Replacing metallic materials (typically carbon steel bars) with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to reinforce marine concrete structures can effectively resolve the corrosion issue of carbon steel due to external chloride ions and moisture. However, the corrosion-free nature of FRP material cannot guarantee its desirable durability in the...
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Utilization of coral aggregates (CAs) for concrete production can effectively resolve the shortage of raw materials for construction in remote islands and reduce the energy consumption due to the shipping from the mainland. However, the porous nature of CAs and contained salt will affect the mechanical and durability performance of the concrete. Th...
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This study investigates the influence of textile layers on the uniaxial tensile performance of the basalt textile reinforced concretes (BTRCs). The tensile tests were conducted on BTRCs reinforced by three, four and six numbers of basalt textile layers. It was found that the textile reinforcement would enhance the tensile strength, ultimate strain,...
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This study intends to evaluate the feasibility of the use of recycled cathode ray tube (CRT) glass in water-foamed asphalt mixtures used in low volume roads. In the asphalt mixture samples, 21.5% (wt.) aggregates were replaced by the recycled CRT glass to evaluate the mechanical performance and leaching potential. First, the leaching test was used...
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Stick of the deep-sea sediment on the surface of the mining machine can deteriorate its working efficiency. To resolve this issue, this study aims to reduce the adhesion force along the soil-metal interface by adjusting the roughness of the metal surface. During the experimental study, six types of Titanium samples with different surface roughness...
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Applying bio-asphalt in road engineering can effectively resolve its shortage of petroleum asphalt, and enhance its environmental friendliness and sustainability. However, the poor high-temperature stability with added bio-oil is a key obstacle restricting its wide utilization. To broaden the application of bio-asphalt in road engineering, in this...
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As the primary surface type for high-grade Chinese highways, the long-term performance of asphalt pavement can affect significantly transportation efficiency. It has been confirmed that fatigue cracking is one of the major failure modes for asphalt pavement, which can cause a great reduction of asphalt pavement durability. Currently, the fatigue pr...
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This objective of this study is to utilize recycled glass powder as a partial replacement precursor of the metakaolin-based geopolymer to develop a sustainable geopolymer material. Four glass powder replacement ratios were selected for the metakaolin-based geopolymer preparation (0%, 5%, 10%, and 20% by the total precursor weight). The pair distrib...
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The quickly accumulated crayfish shell waste in China has led to severe environmental issues and recycling pressure. This study aims to build an efficient protocol by utilizing waste crayfish shell powder in the production of high-performance and sustainable asphalt binder. The asphalt binder modified with different contents of crayfish shell powde...
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The self-compacting concrete (SCC) with the replacement of recycled rubber aggregates is limited for the field application due to high-performance requirements. The steel fiber was introduced to the rubberized SCC (RSCC) to enhance its performance and promote its application. The fresh and mechanical properties and durability performance of steel f...
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The concrete transportation infrastructures will undergo both fatigue traffic loading and environmental impacts during the whole service life, including rigid pavements, bridges decks, airfield runways, railway bridges, even high-speed railways and concrete structures in the ocean. This study aims to investigate the effects of external sulfate atta...
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Textile reinforced concretes (TRCs) have many extraordinary features that make them a future-ready material exposed to complex environmental situations. However, current knowledge related to TRCs under mechanical loading and environmental conditions is not fully explored as compared to conventional fiber reinforced concretes. The present work inves...
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The crack development is considered to be one of the most severe threats to the durability of concrete infrastructure. This study aims to enhance the durability performance of cementitious material with the pH-responsive Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP). The SAP was synthesized with acrylic acid (AA)-methyl acrylate (MA) precursors, and three type samp...
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FRP reinforced seawater sea sand concrete (FRP-SWSSC) combines the advantages of corrosion-free FRP bars in the marine environment and the direct utilization of seawater and sea sand, which can lead to a more sustainable and economic-efficient construction material. This paper reports a comprehensive overview of the current works on workability, me...
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Stabilization of the loose and fragile Pisha with the hydrophilic polyurethane material has been proved to be a time and cost-efficient protocol for the conservation of soil and water. However, the undesirable durability performance of the original W-OH binder material deteriorate its long-term conservation ability, especially under the freeze-thaw...
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This paper presents a review of the deterioration of concrete under seawater attack with particular interests in field exposure. The research reported in the literature has shown that salinity of seawater in different areas varies considerably but the type of ions and their proportion are similar. Because of this variation, laboratory studies shoul...
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Corrosion is one of the most severe threats to the stability of steel bridges and regular rust removal techniques is needed for the maintenance of steel bridges. Currently the correlation between rust development/removal process and the structural/environmental performance of the steel bridges has not been fully understood. This study intends to fi...
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This paper investigates the mechanical properties, nanopore structure and drying shrinkage behavior of the metakaolin-based geopolymer mixtures containing 0% to 20% waste glass powder. The prepared samples were cured under ambient temperature and high temperature (60 ºC), respectively. The mechanical properties of the samples can be improved by int...
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Application of rubber particle from the scrap tire through dry-process is a practical and economical efficient way to resolve the recycling problem and environmental concern of the disposed tires. However, the added rubber aggregate reduces both the strength and durability of the rubberized asphalt mixture. This study aims to improve the strength a...
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Polyurethane materials have been widely applied in the mending of cementitious materials, and the mending efficiency is highly impacted by the bond strength between the polyurethane materials and the cement base. This paper aims to evaluate both the shear and flexural bond strength between cement mortar and polyurethane with different water and mod...
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In this study, the synergistic effect of combining macro polypropylene (PP) fiber and rubberized concrete was evaluated based on mechanical and durability performance, as well as microstructure. The specimens were prepared with two different rubber volume contents at 10% and 15%, incorporating with a consistent fiber volume fraction of 0.5%. The pl...
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This paper presents the experimental study on the influence of grouting reinforcement on the fatigue behavior of cracked cement mortar under different stress ratio and levels. The compressive fatigue tests were conducted with a loading frequency of about 150 Hz. The fatigue life decreased logarithmically with the increase of the stress level, and t...
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This paper aims to study the mechanical performance and durability properties of the brucite fiber reinforced cement stabilized base at the low-temperature condition. Five type samples with different fiber content were prepared, and the related mechanical performance and durability properties were examined. The test results indicated that the added...
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Asphalt aging is one of the most severe threats to the asphalt pavement durability and rejuvenation with cooking oil can help to resolve this issue. Currently, the influence of aging/rejuvenation on the bonding performance of asphalt binder has not been fully understood. This study aims to unveil the influence of aging/rejuvenation on the adhesion...
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The reinforcement effects of four types of fibers on rubberized concrete were investigated. The fiber-reinforced rubber concrete specimens were produced with added 0.5% fiber based on the mixture volume, and 10% recycled tire rubber by the fine aggregate volume. The mechanical properties and shrinkage performance were evaluated and compared with th...
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This chapter aims to summarize the current research and findings on performance enhancement of the nanomodification on asphalt mixture. The study first summed up the main nanomaterials applied for the modification, including the nanomineral and nanocarbon materials. The dispersion protocol for these nanomaterials into the asphalt binder was further...
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A major concern with the application of water-foamed asphalt mixtures is the possible performance degradation caused by the presence of inclusion water during production. Inclusion water left in the asphalt mixture after compaction affects the performance of the asphalt mixture. The objectives of this study are to investigate the impact of differen...
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This paper computationally and experimentally investigated the microwave healing performance of graphite (flake graphite and exfoliated graphite nanoplatelet (xGNP)) modified asphalt mixture. The original fracture energy and strength were first measured for the modified asphalt mixture through the disk-shaped compact tension test. Then the micro-wa...
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The effects of calcium on the atomic structure of alkali‐activated binder materials were investigated. The alkali‐activated binder samples with varied Ca/Si ratios were first statically examined with both the X‐ray diffraction (XRD) and total scattering function analysis. The added calcium can re‐order the atomic structure of the alkali‐activated m...
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Grouting reinforcement is an important part of modern engineering and has grown in popularity due to the benefits of grouting enhancement on cyclic loading. Understanding the fatigue mechanism of grouting-enhanced structures is vital to the design and the long-term stability analysis of such structures. In this study, the fatigue mechanical propert...
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The quick accumulation of recycled organic components with the modern society development has caused serious environment issues, and the utilization of these recycled organic components in concrete production can effectively mitigate recycling pressure. Portland cement concrete mixes containing recycled organic components behave differently in both...
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This study investigated the performance of early-aged and hardened self-consolidating concrete (SCC).Rubber-modified SCC mixtures were prepared with 15% as-received crumb rubber and 15% and 25%NaOH-treated crumb rubber based on volume offine aggregates. The SCC sampled without rubber ag-gregates were cast as the control groups. The slump test, V-fl...
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The three-component model is typically used to analyze the quasi-elastic neutron scattering data and study the water dynamics of hydrating cementitious system. Its application to the hardened cement paste is hindered due to the inaccuracy in evaluating free water at normal ambient temperature. This paper presents a novel approach to quantifying the...
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Recent studies demonstrated that the added glass powder with high-alumina content could significantly reduce Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) damage in cement concrete. This paper aims to investigate the gel water content, chemical composition and expansion behavior of the alkali-glass powder reacted gel by using neutron scattering and other characteri...
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Recycling waste glass aggregate into concrete can reduce environmental impacts but also may lead to serious alkali silica reaction (ASR) damage. This study aims to characterize ASR damage development in the mortar samples containing reactive glass aggregates and investigate the damage reduction effect of the waste supplementary cementitious materia...
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Freeze-thaw damage is one of the main threats to the long time performance of the concrete pavement in the cold regions. This project aims to evaluate the influence of the freeze-thaw damages on pavement distresses under different climate conditions. Based on the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) data base, the freeze-thaw damage generated by f...
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This paper presents a laboratory investigation of the thermal, electrical, rheological and mechanical properties and performance of control and graphite (flake graphite and exfoliated graphite nanoplatelet (xGNP)) modified asphalt binder and mixture. For the graphite modified asphalt binder, the rolling thin film oven (RTFO) test and pressure aging...
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The major obstacles of the incorporation of recycled waste glass in concrete infrastructures are the deteriorations caused by alkali-silica reaction (ASR). Previous research found the concrete containing glass powder does not suffer from ASR. This indicates the size-effect, which is the main focus of this study, is crucial for the incorporation of...
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Entrained air voids can improve the freeze-thaw durability of concrete, and also affect its mechanical and transport properties. Therefore, it is important to measure the air void structure and understand its influence on concrete performance for quality control. This paper aims to measure air void structure evolution at both early-age and hardened...
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This presented research investigated the physical properties and accelerated sunlight-healing performance of graphite modified asphalt materials. Two types of graphite materials, flake graphite and exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets (xGNP), were added to asphalt with different contents by weight. Asphalt binder tests were conducted to evaluate the p...
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This Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation paper presents a physical property comparison study between exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets (xGNP) modified and control asphalt models, including density, glass transition temperature, viscosity and thermal conductivity. The three-component control asphalt model consists of asphaltenes, aromatics, and satur...
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Alkali-silica reaction is a severe threat to the concrete infrastructure durability and its damage mechanism has not been fully understood currently. This thesis investigated the ASR damage mechanism from the multi-physical and kinetic-thermodynamic prospect. The objective of this study is to characterize the chemical and microstructural properties...
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Based on mineral component and in-situ vane shear strength of deep-sea sediment, four kinds of simulative soils were prepared by mixing different bentonites with water in order to find the best simulative soil for the deep-sea sediment collected from the Pacific C-C area. Shear creep characteristics of the simulative soil were studied by shear cree...
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The deep-sea sediment is exploited in the Pacific C-C district by our research group. Its physico-mechanical properties are studied by analysis of laser particle size, test of liquid and plastic limit, tests of nitrogen adsorption, consolidation and direct shear, and its mineral compositions and microstructures are analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XR...