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Abstract and Applied Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.343, CiteScore: 1)
Active and Passive Electronic Components     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Acoustics and Vibration     Open Access   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.147, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 62)
Advances in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Bioinformatics     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.565, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Advances in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.539, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Computer Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Condensed Matter Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.315, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Decision Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.303, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Electrical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Advances in Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 101)
Advances in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Environmental Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Fuzzy Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Geology     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Geriatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.661, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.866, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Materials Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.315, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Mathematical Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.218, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Meteorology     Open Access   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.48, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Multimedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Nonlinear Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Numerical Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Advances in Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Optical Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.214, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advances in OptoElectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.141, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.922, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Physical Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.179, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Polymer Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Power Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Advances in Regenerative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Statistics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Tribology     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.51, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Virology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.838, CiteScore: 2)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Cellular Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.886, CiteScore: 2)
Anatomy Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anemia     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.669, CiteScore: 2)
Anesthesiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 1)
Applied and Environmental Soil Science     Open Access   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.451, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.288, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Archaea     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.852, CiteScore: 2)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Autoimmune Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.805, CiteScore: 2)
Behavioural Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.786, CiteScore: 2)
Biochemistry Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.437, CiteScore: 2)
Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.419, CiteScore: 2)
BioMed Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.935, CiteScore: 3)
Biotechnology Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bone Marrow Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Gastroenterology & Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.867, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Respiratory J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.474, CiteScore: 1)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.237, CiteScore: 4)
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.075, CiteScore: 2)
Case Reports in Anesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.219, CiteScore: 0)
Case Reports in Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.229, CiteScore: 0)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Case Reports in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 1)
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Genetics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Case Reports in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Neurological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Reports in Oncological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.204, CiteScore: 1)
Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Case Reports in Pulmonology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Case Reports in Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Transplantation     Open Access  
Case Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Vascular Medicine     Open Access  
Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Mathematics     Open Access  
Chromatography Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 2)
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Computational Biology J.     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.326, CiteScore: 1)
Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.354, CiteScore: 1)
Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B, Magnetic Resonance Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 1)
Conference Papers in Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.842, CiteScore: 3)
Critical Care Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.499, CiteScore: 1)
Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.512, CiteScore: 2)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.816, CiteScore: 2)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 2)
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.201, CiteScore: 1)
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 1)
Disease Markers     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.9, CiteScore: 2)
Economics Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Education Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Emergency Medicine Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.298, CiteScore: 1)
Enzyme Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.653, CiteScore: 3)
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.683, CiteScore: 2)
Game Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gastroenterology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.768, CiteScore: 2)
Genetics Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.61, CiteScore: 2)
Geofluids     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.952, CiteScore: 2)
Hepatitis Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 2)
Heteroatom Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.333, CiteScore: 1)
HPB Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.824, CiteScore: 2)
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.27, CiteScore: 2)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.627, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 78, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.311, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Alzheimer's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.787, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Analytical Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.285, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.233, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Intl. J. of Biodiversity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Biomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.511, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Breast Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.025, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.887, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Chemical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.327, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Chronic Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Combinatorics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computer Games Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.287, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Corrosion     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.194, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Electrochemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.012, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Engineering Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.44, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.373, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.868, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Geophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.874, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.578, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Inflammation     Open Access   (SJR: 1.264, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Inorganic Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Manufacturing Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.177, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Medicinal Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.31, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Metals     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.662, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Microwave Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Navigation and Observation     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.267, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.697, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Oceanography     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.231, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Partial Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Peptides     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.46, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Photoenergy     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.341, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Plant Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Polymer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.298, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Population Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Quality, Statistics, and Reliability     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Intl. J. of Reconfigurable Computing     Open Access   (SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.645, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Rotating Machinery     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.193, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Spectroscopy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Stochastic Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Surgical Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.573, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Telemedicine and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Vascular Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.782, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Zoology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 234)

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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
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    • Abstract: Aiming to study the effect of drive plate with different surface topographies on the wear property of magnetorheological fluid (MRF), some specific experiments are carried out and analyzed in this paper. Firstly, experiment materials and test methods for MRF are elaborated, and four different surface topography drive plates are designed and manufactured. MRF test-bed is built up to test the rheological properties of MRF. Moreover, the surface morphology of particles is taken using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Finally, experimental results show that there are remarkable influences on tribological properties of carbonyl iron-based MRF with different drive plates. Therefore, the drive plate with specific surface topography can meet the needs of different MRF transmission systems.
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:50:01 +000
  • Numerical Modelling of Clay Seal Maturation in Deep Boreholes with Nuclear

    • Abstract: One of the major challenges of high-level nuclear waste (HLW) isolation in deep boreholes is to anticipate the maturation behaviour of swelling clay when the waste, surrounded by dense clay encased in perforated tubes, is submerged into the borehole mud. The ultimate homogeneity of this clay seal acting as a barrier is expected to stabilize the borehole and to prevent possible leakage of radioactivity. In this study, a numerical model for predicting the maturation of the clay barrier has been developed. In the model, the water transport is controlled by the differences in the suction potential and the permeability. The model is able to simulate the maturation process, both the expeditious water transport and the clay migration into the surrounding mud, from beginning to end. Results from laboratory tests of the clay maturation were compared with the predictions made by the model. They are in good agreement, but refinement is proposed by taking the impact of the tube perforation on the maturation rate into more consideration. The proposed numerical model will also be useful in selecting a suitable design for clay barriers in HLW boreholes. Different combinations of clay dimensions and initial densities of mud and dense clay can thus be studied to determine the final homogenization and the end densities.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 13:35:01 +000
  • The Use of Agricultural Waste Straw to Enhance Loess Shearing Behaviour:
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    • Abstract: Strata erosion in northwest China has become an engineering concern as a result of overdevelopment of land. This issue is more distinct for loess soil than other soils since it is characterised by metastable microstructure, high porosity, and water sensitivity. This study explores the potential for the use of agricultural waste straw as a recycled reinforcement material to form the enhanced shearing behaviour towards preventing instability of the loess body. The stress-strain relation and the pore pressure behaviour of Lantian loess and reinforced Lantian loess were studied using the conventional triaxial compression (CTC) stress path for three different confining pressures. Comparison with Jingyang loess and Delhi silt of similar relative fraction of silt to clay, sheared under the reduced triaxial compression (RTC) stress path and the reduced triaxial extension (RTE) stress paths, respectively, was conducted, with emphasis on strength uniqueness and critical state behaviour, to shed light on the effect of waste straw inclusions. The results indicate that the stress path in undrained compression and extension tests had a pronounced effect on the stress-strain relation of the studied soils. Insertion of the waste straw in Lantian loess restrained the development of volumetric deformation, producing higher pore pressures than Lantian loess (unreinforced). This study explores an exciting potential for the use of agricultural waste straw to prevent instability of the loess body in hilly-gullied regions of northwest China when subjected to quick surface thick fills.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 05:50:01 +000
  • Analytical Model to Predict Residual Flexural Capacity of Recycled
           Aggregate Concrete Beams with Corroded Longitudinal Rebars

    • Abstract: This paper presents the results of research on the flexural behavior of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) beams. The correlation between flexural behavior and the corrosion level of longitudinal rebar was analysed. Based on theoretical analysis and experiment results, the influence of corrosion on flexural cracking moment was analysed and a model to predict the residual flexural capacity of RAC beams with corroded longitudinal rebars was established. The experimental results show that the development degree of cover cracks deepens with the increase of the corrosion level, and the experimental data also demonstrate that the strain distribution of concrete in the midspan of beams conforms to the plane section assumption better when the corrosion level is little but no longer satisfies the plane section assumption when the corrosion level is high.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 05:05:00 +000
  • Numerical Method for Fatigue Life Prediction of Liquid-Storage Tank via
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    • Abstract: In the field of fatigue crack, crack size is a worthy topic to discuss. The relationship between crack length and depth is studied based on the Paris law, and a numerical model is established. The validity of the model is proved by comparing theoretical data with experimental data. In addition, the analysis of stress distribution of liquid-storage tank is carried out and the influence of hoop stress on the liquid-storage tank is considered. Remaining life of the tank is predicted through the numerical model. The feasibility of the numerical method is verified by predicting the remaining life of the tank, which provides a simple way for fatigue life prediction of the liquid-storage tank.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 13:20:00 +000
  • Green Synthesis of Spherical Calcium Hydroxide Nanoparticles in the
           Presence of Tannic Acid

    • Abstract: This study proposes a green, low-cost, and robust method to synthesize spherical calcium hydroxide (CH) nanoparticles based on the co-precipitation of Ca2+ and OH− in the presence of tannic acid (TA), an inexpensive plant-derived polyphenol. It has been found that the morphology and crystalline phase of the produced CH nanoparticles can be controlled by TA. With the increasing dosage of TA, the crystallinity of the CH particles reduces, changing from well crystallization to amorphous phases. Experimental evidence suggests that complexion reaction took place between TA and Ca2+, which gave the Ca2+ a strong bond effect. As a result, the nucleation and growth of CH were significantly affected. CH nanoparticles with sizes of about 50 nm have been successfully synthesized by using 0.3% or more TA.
      PubDate: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 12:50:00 +000
  • Research on Design Indicators for Graded Crushed Stone Mixture Based on
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    • Abstract: The asphalt pavement easily shows the diseases like cracking, rutting, and structural water damage during the early service life in Fujian province for the complex effects of very high temperature, easily rainy climatic condition, and high-frequency heavy loading. However, the corresponding studies and strategies are still rare. Herein, in order to study the relationship of compaction methods on the stress-strain characteristics and shear strength of graded crushed stone mixtures, 11 kinds of typical graded crushed stone mixtures, which were taken from the five different expressways under construction in Fujian Province, were molded by both the modified vibration compaction and modified Proctor compaction. The results indicate that the modified vibration molding method matches much better with the compaction of practical projects and can be used to evaluate the performance of graded crushed stone mixtures. Further, the performance indexes got by the modified vibration compaction and the modified Proctor compaction have strong correlations. Therefore, based on the modified vibration compaction, the guidelines for standardized mix design of graded crushed stone mixture in Fujian province are proposed: the resilient modulus of 300 MPa and the deformation rate of 10–8 in the dynamic triaxial test are used as the performance indicators of the bearing capacity and the antideformation ability; the shear strength of 400 kPa in the static triaxial test is used as the performance indicators of the shear failure resistance. Besides, most limestone mixtures perform well and have the advantages of good resistance to permanent deformation and shear resistance.
      PubDate: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 05:20:00 +000
  • A Study of Impact Response and Its Numerical Study of Hybrid Polypropylene
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    • Abstract: Compressive properties of hybrid polypropylene fiber-reinforced concrete (HPFRC) with different sizes of polypropylene fibers (PPFs) under the impact load (101∼102/s) were tested by using a 74 mm diameter various cross-section split-Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB), in which the fiber content of fine PPFs was 0.9 kg/m3 and that of coarse PPFs was 6.0 kg/m3. The effect of strain rate and PPF hybridization on the impact characteristics of HPFRC was analyzed. It is found that dynamic compressive properties, including dynamic compressive strength, dynamic compressive strength increase factor (DCF), ultimate strain, and impact toughness, increased with the increase of strain rate. Meanwhile, both fine PPFs and coarse PPFs can enhance the impact strength of concrete, and an appropriate hybridization of two sizes of PPFs in concrete was more effective than the concrete reinforced with one size of PPF. Moreover, a modified constitutive model for HPFRC was proposed based on the Holmquist–Johnson–Cook (HJC) constitutive model. Then, the numerical study of SHPB tests for HPFRC was conducted based on the modified model, which showed that the modified HJC constitutive model could well describe the dynamic stress-strain relationship of HPFRC.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 13:50:00 +000
  • Effect of Microarc Oxidation Treatment with Different Concentrations of
           MgSiF6 on Titanium-Porcelain Bonding Strength

    • Abstract: This study aims to evaluate the effects of different electrolyte concentrations on titanium-porcelain bonding strength after microarc oxidation (MAO) treatment. Four MgSiF6 electrolyte concentrations (10 g/L, 20 g/L, 30 g/L, and 40 g/L) were chosen for the MAO bath solutions. According to ISO 9693, the bonding strengths of titanium-porcelain restorations were detected by the three-point bending test. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) were applied to evaluate the morphologies and elemental compositions of the MAO coating, titanium-porcelain fracture surfaces, titanium-porcelain interfaces, and oxygen diffusion. The bonding strength of the 20 g/L MgSiF6 group was significantly higher than that of the control group. However, overly high MgSiF6 concentrations had a negative influence on the bonding strength between titanium and porcelain. The results demonstrate that MAO treatment with only appropriate electrolyte concentration can improve the titanium-porcelain bonding strength.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 05:35:00 +000
  • Decomposition of Cyanide from Gold Leaching Tailingsby Using Sodium
           Metabisulphite and Hydrogen Peroxide

    • Abstract: Cyanidation is widely used by most gold mine worldwide and will remain prevail in years (or decades) to come, while cyanide is hazardous, toxic pollutants whose presence in wastewater and tailings can seriously affect human and its environment; hence, it is necessary to control these contaminants. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects through the investigation of changes in pH, concentration, and contact time, and the optimal conditions were obtained. It has been proven that the decomposition of cyanide in solution and tailings increased as the alkalinity in the presence of 0.5 g/L Na2S2O5. An increase in H2O2 (30%) concentration (from 1 to 4 mL/L) increased the decomposition in solution, while the effect on removing cyanide was better when pH was 9 than 8 and 10 in tailings. The cyanide in tailings decreased in the first 4 h and increased after 4 h. The effective and economic conditions for maximum decomposition of cyanide from leach tailings are first treated in 0.5 g/L Na2S2O5 at pH 10 for 3 hours and then 2 mL/L H2O2 (30%) is added to the tailings at pH 9 for 4 hours through comparative study. The findings provide the basis to optimize the decomposition of cyanide from gold leaching tailings in mining or backfilling by using the synergetic effect of Na2S2O5 and H2O2.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 14:35:00 +000
  • Capacity of Cone-Shaped Hollow Flexible Reinforced Concrete Foundation
           (CHFRF) in Sand under Horizontal Loading

    • Abstract: The cone-shaped hollow flexible reinforced concrete foundation (CHFRF) is an innovative type of mountain wind turbine foundation, which outperforms the regular mountain wind turbine foundation in reducing the steel and concrete and protecting the surrounding vegetation for the cavity absorbs soil obtained from excavating the foundation pit. Moreover, the rubber layer installed between the wall of CHFRF and the surrounding ground increases foundation flexibility and releases the larger overturning moment induced by wind. The rubber layer is made of alternately laminated rubber and steel. The objectives of this research are to study the lateral bearing behaviors of the CHFRF under monotonic and cyclic lateral loading in sand by model tests and FEM simulations. The results reveal that the CHFRF rotates during loading; and, in the ultimate state, the rotation center is located at a depth of approximately 0.6–0.65 times the foundation height and is 0.15–0.18 times the diameter of the foundation away from its centerline as well. The lateral bearing capacity of the CHFRF improves with the increase of embedded depth and vertical load applied to the foundation. Moreover, compared to the CHFRF without the rubber layer, the rubber layer can reduce the earth pressure along the wall of CHFRF by 22% and decrease the deformed range of the soil surrounding the foundation, revealing that it can reduce the loads transferred to the surrounding soil for extending the service life of the foundation. However, the thickness and stiffness of the rubber layer are important factors influencing the lateral bearing capacity and the energy dissipation of the foundation. Moreover, it should be noted that the energy dissipation mainly comes from the steel of the rubber layer rather than rubber.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 14:35:00 +000
  • Constant-Resistance, Rigid, and Flexible Coupling Support Technology for
           Soft Rock Entrances in Deep Coal Mines:A Case Study in China

    • Abstract: The stability control of a soft rock roadway is a crucial problem for sustainable utilization of limited coal resources in deep mining practices. To solve it, the soft rock types and failure mechanism of −890 entrance surrounding rock have been analyzed, taking Daqiang Coal Mine of China as an engineering example. The analysis shows that the damage to the surrounding rock was characterized by asymmetry, large deformation, severe damage, and extended durations. The surrounding rock can be divided into high-stress-jointed-strong expansion soft rock based on S-M scanning and mineral analysis. Numerical simulation is used to reproduce the failure process of the original supporting system and analyze the deformation of the surrounding rock, range of plastic zone, and distribution of the stress field. The failure mechanism is thus defined for a deep soft rock roadway. Combined with the above studies, the deformation mechanics of the surrounding rock is summarized as type IABIIABIIIABC. The stability transformation mechanism of the surrounding rock is proposed, based on which the control principle of deformation stability of a surrounding rock is formed. According to the control principle, “high strength support controls the surrounding rock deformation. The large deformation of the flexible support system releases the accumulated energy to the surrounding rock, and long-term deformation of the surrounding rock is controlled by high strength truss support.” Meanwhile, the constant-resistance, rigid, and flexible coupling (CRRFC) support system is proposed. The numerical analysis demonstrated that the CRRFC support system can effectively reinforce the shallow surrounding rock and improve the bearing capacity. Simultaneously, the development of the surrounding rock malignant plastic zone is effectively controlled. The application results show that the large deformation of the roadway can be effectively controlled by the CRRFC support system, which provides applications for similar engineering.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 14:05:01 +000
  • Comparison of Mechanical Properties of Cement-Stabilized Loess Produced
           Using Different Compaction Methods

    • Abstract: Mechanical properties are important indexes to evaluate the improvement effect and engineering performance of cement-stabilized loess (CSL). This paper presents a comparison of the mechanical properties of CSL compacted using hammer quasi-static compaction method (QSCM) and vertical vibration compaction method (VVCM). The compaction properties, unconfined compressive strength (UCS), splitting strength (SPS), and resilient modulus (RM) of the laboratory-compacted CSL using VVCM and QSCM are tested and compared. Furthermore, the effects of compaction method, cement content, compaction coefficient, and curing time of the CSL specimens are investigated. In addition, field measurements are carried out to validate the laboratory investigations. The results show that the laboratory-compacted CSL using VVCM has a larger dry density and smaller optimum water content than that using QSCM. And the compaction method has a great influence on the mechanical strength of CSL. The UCS, SPS, and RM of the specimen produced using VVCM are averagely 1.17 times, 1.49 times, and 1.17 times that of CSL produced using QSCM, respectively, and the UCS, SPS, and RM of the specimens produced using these two methods increase linearly as the cement content and compaction coefficient increase, while the mechanical strength growth curve experiences three periods of increasing sharply, increasing slowly, and stabilizing with the curing time increased. Moreover, the results also show that the mechanical properties of laboratory-compacted CSL using VVCM have a better correlation of 83.8% with the field core samples.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 03:50:00 +000
  • Preparation of Reed Straw-Based Panels Bonded by Soy-Based Adhesives:
           Optimization via Response Surface Methodology

    • Abstract: The optimization of manufacturing conditions for reed straw-based particleboard by soy-based adhesive was performed through response surface methodology. The interactions of various conditions, including adhesive amount, hot-pressing temperature, and hot-pressing time on wet internal bonding strength were investigated. A 3-level-3-factor Box–Behnken design was used to test the optimal preparation conditions of reed straw particleboard. The polynomial regression model for manufacturing conditions had a very significant level (). In addition, the determination coefficient (R2) and the adjust determination coefficient () of this model were found to be 0.969 and 0.9292, respectively. The conditions optimized by the model were 25% of adhesive amount, 138°C of hot-pressing temperature, and 27 min of hot-pressing time. Under the optimal conditions, validation tests were performed, and the average value of parallel experiments was 0.17 ± 0.02 MPa. Moreover, the thickness swelling of water absorption after soaking and mechanical properties (MOE and MOR) of samples prepared under optimized conditions were further measured, which all met the requirement of Type P6 particleboard. It could provide an efficient method for massive production of reed straw particleboard.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 14:50:00 +000
  • Research on the Negative Externalities Evaluation for the Development of
           Weathered Crust Elution-Deposited Rare Earth Ores

    • Abstract: To standardize the specification of negative externality management of mining resources development and promote the process of marketization and diversification of ecological compensation, the article reviews the perspective and method of quantitative evaluation of negative externalities based on summarizing the mineralization principle, characteristics, and three-generation leaching process of weathered crust elution-deposited rare earth ore. Then, the principle of external loss in the process of mining and separation of weathered crust elution-deposited rare earth ore is analyzed and an external loss evaluation system is constructed. In this system, the market value method, shadow engineering method, and labor cost method are mainly used to measure and calculate the industrial “three-waste” pollution control expenses, ecological environment repair cost, and negative external derivative management cost of weathered crust elution-deposited rare earth ore development. Finally, based on the evaluation system, the data of the Longshe rare earth mining area in Jiading Town, Xinfeng County, was evaluated by the empirical study and it is obtained that the negative externality cost of the Longshe rare earth mining area in Xinfeng County is 102,900 RMB/t. National and local governments may refer to this model and data to strengthen the prevention and control of air, water, and soil pollution; scientifically control the ecological environment of weathered crust elution-deposited rare earth waste mines; and safeguard the livelihood and well-being of the residents of mining areas.
      PubDate: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 06:20:00 +000
  • Durability of Concrete Structures with Sugar Cane Bagasse Ash

    • Abstract: The environmental impact of cement production increased significantly in the previous years. For each ton of cement produced, approximately a ton of carbon dioxide is emitted in decarbonation (50%), clinker furnace combustion (40%), raw materials transport (5%), and electricity (5%). Green strategies have been advanced to reduce it, adding natural or waste materials to substitute components or reinforce the mortar, like fibers or ashes. Sugar cane bagasse ash is a by-product generated from sugar boilers and alcohol factories with capacity to be used in concrete production. Composed mainly of silica, it can be used as mortar and concrete mineral admixture, providing great economic and environmental advantages, particularly in regions with sugar culture and industrial transformation like Brazil. In this research, a study of partial substitution of Portland cement by sugar cane bagasse (SCB) is analyzed, in order to reduce clinker in concrete volume, responsible for high emission of CO2 to the atmosphere. An experimental campaign with cementitious pastes was carried out to evaluate the durability properties’ changes due to SCB ash use. Samples containing 15% of sugarcane bagasse ash unveiled good results in terms of durability, indicating that concrete structure with sugar cane ash research is a new and important scientific topic to be highlighted.
      PubDate: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 05:50:01 +000
  • Effects of Paving Technology, Pavement Materials, and Structures on the
           Fatigue Property of Double-Layer Pavements

    • Abstract: Double-layer paving technology, which is a new technology for construction asphalt pavements, has received increasing research attention for several years. However, few studies have focused on the effect of asphalt pavement layer thickness and mixture-type combinations on the fatigue properties of a double-layer pavement. Therefore, the fatigue properties of the double-layer and traditionally paved asphalt pavements were studied in this work. The effects of two paving technologies, three mixture combinations, and two asphalt layer thickness combinations on the fatigue properties of asphalt pavements were studied through bending beam tests, and a fatigue equation of different asphalt pavements was established using the two-parameter Weibull distribution. Subsequently, the fatigue lives of different pavements were compared and analyzed under the same cyclic load. Results indicate that the flexural strength and fatigue life of the double-layer pavement increased by at least 10% and 54%, respectively, compared with those of a traditionally paved pavement structure. The goodness of fit of the equation established using the Weibull distribution exceeded 0.90. For the traditional paving technology, compared with the pavement structure combination of 4-cm AC-13 surface layer/6-cm AC-20 bottom layer, the fatigue life of a 3-cm AC-13 surface layer/7-cm AC-20 bottom layer can be increased by at least 8%, while the fatigue lives of other pavement structures are reduced significantly. The results also indicate that the fatigue life of the double-layer pavement structure with the 3-cm AC-13 surface layer/7-cm AC-20 bottom layer can be increased by at least 114% compared with that of the traditionally paved pavement structure (4-cm AC-13 surface layer/6-cm AC-20 bottom layer). Additionally, the fatigue lives of other pavement structures can be improved. To effectively improve the fatigue life of an asphalt pavement, a double-layer pavement structure with the 3-cm AC-13 surface layer/7-cm AC-20 bottom layer combination is recommended.
      PubDate: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 05:50:00 +000
  • Study on the Effect of Different Delamination Defects on Buckling Behavior
           of Spar Cap in Wind Turbine Blade

    • Abstract: Delamination is detrimental to the composite materials, and it may occur in the manufacturing process of the unidirectional laminate of the spar cap in wind turbine blades. This paper studies the effect of different delamination defects on the strength of the unidirectional laminate. The finite element model of laminate with different delamination areas and delamination heights is established using solid elements. The eigenvalues of laminates have different parameters calculated based on the finite element method. The final coupon test is used to verify the conclusions of simulation results. The finite element method presented in this study shows excellent capabilities to predict the buckling behavior of the laminate. The buckling eigenvalue of tested laminate is negatively correlated with the delamination area and positively correlated with the delamination height under the edgewise load. The S11, which is too high at the boundary of the delamination region, plays a significant role in buckling failure. It has a particular reference value for testing the laminate of blade both in theory and practice.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 15:50:00 +000
  • Validating the Use of Slag Binder with 91 Percent Blast Furnace Slag for
           Mine Backfilling

    • Abstract: The use of ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) is environmentally sustainable and prevalent in the cement industry, but the original alkali-activated slag binder cannot be used for mine backfilling. Few reports have studied slag binders with high slag proportions (>90%) and low-cost activators (solid waste is used) that have higher performance than cement for backfilling. To increase the utilization of slag in the mining industry, this work presents a new slag binder (SB) comprised of 91% slag powder and 9% activator (3% clinker, 5% desulfurized gypsum, and 1% mirabilite). Its performance was evaluated by testing its strength, yield stress, and viscosity, which are three key properties for backfilling. We also investigated its microstructure using SEM, XRD and thermogravimetric analysis (TG/DTG). The results showed that the SB composites have a slightly lower early-age (28 d). Although the SB backfilling composites had a twofold higher yield stress and nearly the same viscosity as Portland cement, the pressure drop in a pipe was only slightly higher through friction factor modeling. The proposed SB may provide a sustainable binder for the mining industry with better performance and lower cost.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:50:00 +000
  • Performance of Waterborne Epoxy Emulsion Sand Fog Seal as a Preventive
           Pavement Maintenance Method: From Laboratory to Field

    • Abstract: To preserve the existing asphalt pavement and extend its service life, various preventive maintenance methods, such as chip seal, slurry seal, fog seal, and microsurfacing, have been commonly applied. Sand fog seal is one of such maintenance methods, which is based on the application of bitumen emulsion and sand. Thus, its performance is largely dependent on the properties of the bitumen emulsion and sand. This study aims to develop an improved sand fog seal method by using waterborne epoxy resin as an emulsion modifier. To this end, both laboratory tests and field trials were conducted. In the laboratory, the wet track abrasion and British pendulum test were performed to determine the optimum sand size for the sand fog seal, and the rubbing test was carried out to evaluate the wearing resistance of the sealing material. In the field, pavement surface regularity before and after the sand fog seal application was measured using the 3 m straightedge method, and the surface macrotexture and skid resistance were evaluated with the sand patch method and British pendulum test, respectively. The laboratory test results indicated that the optimum sand size range is 0.45–0.9 mm, and the sand fog seal with waterborne epoxy resin showed good wearing resistance and skid resistance. The field test results verified that both the pavement texture and skid resistance were substantially improved after sand fog sealing.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 06:35:00 +000
  • Development and Application of an Ultrahigh-Temperature Steam Generator

    • Abstract: A device which could produce high-temperature steam quickly was designed. The overall structure of the heating device and the heating pipe of key components were introduced mainly, and the working process of the heating device was analyzed and discussed. This high-temperature steam device with high heating efficiency, produces steam fast and could realize precise temperature control. This device could expand application research of polymer materials and composite materials and provide key guide parameters in the process of technical research.
      PubDate: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:35:02 +000
  • Effect of Combining Fiber and Textile Reinforcement on the Flexural
           Behavior of UHPC Plates

    • Abstract: A series of flexural tests were performed in order to investigate the effect of steel fiber reinforcement (SFR) in textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) plates. Some of the specimens were reinforced only with textile, some of them only with fibers, and some of them were provided with both textile and fiber reinforcement. The concrete matrix was a self-developed ultrahigh performance concrete (UHPC) mixture with a compression strength over 160 MPa. The tensile strength of the used textiles was around 1500 MPa for glass fiber textile and over 3000 MPa for carbon fiber textile. In case of fiber reinforcement, the concrete was reinforced with 2 vol% of 15 mm long and 0.2 mm diameter plain high strength steel fibers. The dimensions of the rectangular plate test specimens were 700 × 150 × 30 mm. The plate specimens were tested in a symmetric four-point bending setup with a universal testing machine. The tests were monitored using a photogrammetric measurement system with digital image correlation (DIC). The paper presents and evaluates the test results, analyses the crack patterns and crack development, and compares the failure modes. The results showed a general advantageous mechanical behavior of specimens reinforced with the combination of fibers and textiles in comparison to the specimens reinforced with only fiber or textile reinforcement.
      PubDate: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:50:01 +000
  • Mechanical Properties and Durability of High-Performance Concretes Blended
           with Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion Ash and Slag as Replacement for
           Ordinary Portland Cement

    • Abstract: This study investigates the mechanical properties and durability of three families of high-performance concrete (HPC), in which the first was blended with fly ash, the second with circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) ash, and the third with CFBC slag. In addition to each of the three mineral additives, silica fume and a superplasticizer were also incorporated into the HPC. Hence, three families of HPC, containing 10%, 20%, and 30% mineral admixtures and 9% silica fume of the binder mass, respectively, were produced. The microstructure and hydration products of the HPC families were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) to explore the influence of fly ash, CFBC ash, and CFBC slag on the compressive strength and frost resistance of HPC. The experimental results show that the compressive strength of HPC could reach 60 MPa at 28 d age. When the fly ash content was 30%, the compressive strength of HPC was 70.2 MPa at 28 d age; after the freeze-thaw cycle, the mass loss and strength loss of HPC were 0.63% and 8.9%, respectively. When the CFBC ash content was 20%, the compressive strength of HPC was 75 MPa at 28 d age. After the freeze-thaw cycle, the mass loss and strength loss of HPC were 0.17% and 0.81%, respectively.
      PubDate: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:05:00 +000
  • Garment Waste Recycled Cotton/Polyester Thermal and Acoustic Properties of
           Air-Laid Nonwovens

    • Abstract: This research paper reports a study on thermal and sound insulation samples developed from garment waste recycled cotton/polyester fiber (recycled cotton/PET) for construction industry applications. In this research work, the piece of clothing waste recycled cotton and polyester fiber is a potential source of raw material for thermal and sound insulation applications, but its quantities are limited. To overcome the above problems, apparel waste recycled cotton fiber was mixed with recycled/PET fiber in 50/50 proportions in the form of two-layer nonwoven mats with chemical bonding methods. The samples such as cotton (color and white), polyester (color and white), and cotton–polyester blend (color and white) were prepared. All the samples were tested for thermal insulation, acoustic, moisture absorption, and fiber properties as per the ASTM Standard. Also, the behavior of the six recycled cotton/polyester nonwoven samples under high humidity conditions was evaluated. The sound absorption coefficients were measured according to ASTM E 1050 by an impedance tube method; the acoustics absorption coefficients over six frequencies of 125, 250, 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 Hz were calculated. The result revealed that recycled/PET/cotton garment waste nonwoven mats were absorbing the sound resistance of more than 70% and the recycled nonwoven mats provided the best insulation, acoustic, moisture absorption, and fiber properties. The recycled pieces of clothing waste cotton/polyester nonwoven mats have adequate moisture resistance at high humidity conditions without affecting the insulation and acoustic properties.
      PubDate: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 06:05:00 +000
  • Road Performance of Calcium Sulfate Whisker and Polyester Fiber
           Composite-Modified Asphalt Mixture

    • Abstract: In order to better improve the practical engineering problems such as rutting, cracking, pit, and groove in highway engineering, the stability and strength characteristics of calcium sulfate whisker and polyester fiber in asphalt mixture are evaluated based on the road performance test. In this experiment, three different methods of the calcium sulfate whisker content and three different polyester fiber content were used to determine the best asphalt aggregate ratio to prepare different modified asphalt mixture samples. Its high temperature stability, water stability, and low-temperature performance were tested. The results show that the composite modifier of calcium sulfate whisker and polyester fiber can significantly improve the strength stability of asphalt mixture and make its high temperature stability reach 2900.3∼4230.7 Times/mm without reducing its low-temperature bending strength. The optimum content of calcium sulfate whisker is in the range of 2‰∼2.5‰ and polyester fiber is in the range of 2‰∼3‰. The rutting strength and Marshall stability reach the maximum.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:20:00 +000
  • A Study on the Wear Characteristics of Al7075 with Changes in Surface
           Roughness and Ti Thin Film Deposition Time

    • Abstract: Mechanical parts have a problem of wear when used in extreme environments. Aluminum, most used in the industrial field, is a representative material of light weight, but its wear resistance is not good. To resolve the wear problem of such materials, research and development of surface thin film deposition technology has been increasing. Wear resistance was investigated after the Ti thin film was deposited by sputtering, one of the main methods of this technique. The smaller the surface roughness value and the thicker the thin film, the better the wear resistance. However, when a thin film is deposited for a predetermined time or less, the bonding strength with the base metal is lowered and the wear resistance is confirmed as low.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:05:01 +000
  • Effect of Material Characteristics of High Damping Rubber Bearings on
           Aseismic Behaviors of a Two-Span Simply Supported Beam Bridge

    • Abstract: There are a large number of damping materials in high-damping rubber (HDR) bearings, so the HDR bearings have the characteristics of both common rubber bearings and damping measures and show good aseismic effect. In this paper, the time-history dynamic analysis method is used to study the seismic effects of HDR bearings on the aseismic behaviors of two-span simply supported beam bridge under Northridge earthquake by changing the damping characteristics of the bearings. It is found that, with increasing damping of the bearings, both the horizontal shear and the displacement of the HDR bearings decrease, and the seismic energy dissipates through both the yield deformation and damping of the bearings. Although the girder and bearings have smaller displacement, when the HDR bearings with larger damping, the seismic responses, including displacement of pier top, shear force of pier bottom, and bending moment of pier bottom, are hardly affected by the change of the damping of the bearings. The HDR bearings with higher damping and yield characteristics separate and dissipate the seismic energy transmitted to the superstructure of the bridge and have better seismic effect on the structure in an earthquake.
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 05:20:00 +000
  • Hybrid Modification of Stone Mastic Asphalt with Cellulose and Basalt

    • Abstract: In this study, cellulose and basalt fiber were introduced simultaneously to stone mastic asphalt (SMA) to investigate the effects of hybrid modification on performance improvement of asphalt mixture. The study consists of three parts. The first part investigated material properties of cellulose and basalt fiber, including microscope electrical scanning. The second part conducted a series of tests to evaluate the effects of different combinations of cellulose and basalt fiber on performance. With a total addition of fiber 0.4% by the weight of mixture, five different cellulose-basalt fiber ratios, 0 : 4, 1 : 3, 2 : 2, 3 : 1, and 4 : 0, were introduced to the asphalt mixtures. A series of tests including draindown, permanent deformation, low temperature bending, beam fatigue, and moisture damage resistance were conducted. In the final part, a benefit-cost ratio was designed to help determine the optimum cellulose-basalt fiber combination in the economic aspect. Results show that material properties of the two fibers are very different, including thermostability, modulus, surface, and microstructure, especially oil absorption. In general, all samples with fibers outperformed the control group in all the performance tests. Specifically, cellulose fiber improved draindown, ductility, and fatigue more significantly, whilst basalt fiber has more influence on improving permanent deformation, deflection strength, and stress sensitivity. Equal portion of cellulose and basalt fiber has the best moisture damage resistance. The mechanisms of the two fibers are different, resulting in different performance improvements on asphalt mixtures. Overall, an appropriate combination of the two fibers would produce paving materials with more balanced performance in an economical way.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:05:01 +000
  • Vertical Gradient Temperature Difference of the Main Arch with Single Pipe
           Section in Tibet Based on Statistical Analysis

    • Abstract: A 75 m long experimental arch with a 1.6 m diameter was constructed in Tibet for a one-year test to determine the most unfavourable vertical temperature difference for a single pipe in the main arch of a concrete-filled steel tube arch bridge. Actual temperature observation data were used to analyse the vertical temperature difference in the single circular pipe arch rib using statistical methods. The standard value for the vertical temperature difference in the single pipe under a return period of 50 years was calculated. The results showed that the influence range of the vertical gradient temperature was 25 cm. The vertical temperature difference followed a lognormal distribution, and the standard values of the positive temperature difference at the upper and lower ends of the single pipe were 16 and 10°C, respectively; the standard values of the negative temperature difference at the upper and lower ends of the single pipe were both -8°C under a return period of 50 years. These results are considerably different from the values specified in the current Chinese code. These could serve as references for calculations involving arch bridges in Tibet with single circular pipes in the main arches.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:50:00 +000
  • Studying Bump at Bridge Approach of Short Subgrade with Oblique
           Prestressed Concrete Overlaying Asphalt Layer

    • Abstract: The differential settlement of short subgrade between two highway structures (bridges, tunnels, culverts, etc.) is significantly greater than that of the other subgrade for the insufficient compaction of short subgrade owing to limited construction site. This paper aims to establish the control criteria to prevent bump at bridge approach for differential settlement of short subgrade with oblique prestressed concrete overlying asphalt layer (AC + OPC) composite pavement. In this work, the short subgrade and AC + OPC composite pavement were defined. Meanwhile, the driving comfort was analysed and the control criteria for differential settlement of short subgrade with different lengths were obtained based on the driving comfort using the driving comfort test. Finally, the effects of different layer parameters on stress and deflection were investigated and the control criteria for differential settlement of short subgrade were established based on the void area beneath the slab using the finite element software ANSYS. Results show that the length of short subgrade between two highway structures is defined to be less than 200 m. The vehicle speed and longitudinal slope have significant effects on the vertical acceleration. The asphalt layer modulus, OPC layer thickness and modulus, base layer thickness and modulus, and foundation modulus have effects on the flexural stress and deflection, especially the OPC layer thickness. The relationship between the additional stress and void area beneath the slab is derived. In addition, the control criteria for differential settlement of short subgrade with different lengths are put forward based on the void area beneath the slab and driving comfort. The application of AC + OPC composite pavement can prevent bump at bridge approach of short subgrade effectively. The results of this paper can provide guidance for the application of AC + OPC composite pavement.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:20:02 +000
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