Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 261–266 | Cite as

Behavior of air-entrained concrete after freeze-thaw cycles

  • Huaishuai Shang
  • Yupu Song
  • Jinping Ou


The experimental study of air-entrained concrete specimens subjected to different cycles of freeze-thaw was completed. The dynamic modulus of elasticity, weight loss, the cubic compressive strength, compressive strength, tensile strength and cleavage strength of air-entrained concrete were measured after 0, 100, 200, 300, 400 cycles of freeze-thaw. The experimental results showed that the dynamic modulus of elasticity and strength decreased as the freeze-thaw was repeated. The influences of freeze-thaw cycles on the mechanical properties, the dynamic modulus of elasticity and weight loss were analyzed according to the experimental results. It can serve as a reference for the maintenance, design and the life prediction of dams, hydraulic structures, offshore structures, concrete roads and bridges in northern cold regions.

Key words

air-entrained concrete freeze-thaw cycles mechanical properties the dynamic modulus of elasticity weight loss 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial EquipmentDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.Shandong Provincial Academy of Building ResearchJinanChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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