Impact of Rock Samples Size on the Microstructural Changes Induced by Freeze–Thaw Cycles

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T 2 :

Transverse relaxation time

ρ 2 :

Transverse surface relaxivity

s :

Surface area of pores

V :

Volume of pores

S :

Surface area of the sample

W d :

Dry weight of the sample

P N :

The porosity after N F–T cycles

P 0 :

The initial porosity


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This work is financially supported by the Doctoral Research Fund of Southwest University of Science and Technology (18zx7152) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51874352; 51904248). The Sichuan Provincial Department of Science and Technology (2019YFH0088), and the Sichuan Provincial Department of Education Innovation Team (18TD0019).

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Liu, C., Deng, H., Chen, X. et al. Impact of Rock Samples Size on the Microstructural Changes Induced by Freeze–Thaw Cycles. Rock Mech Rock Eng (2020).

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  • Microstructure change
  • NMR
  • T2 spectrum distribution
  • Surface-to-mass ratio
  • F–T cycles