Full Text:   <798>

Summary:  <882>

Suppl. Mater.: 

CLC number: 

On-line Access: 2021-03-10

Received: 2020-04-07

Revision Accepted: 2020-09-28

Crosschecked: 2021-01-20

Cited: 0

Clicked: 1422

Citations:  Bibtex RefMan EndNote GB/T7714


Qi-yin Zhu


-   Go to

Article info.
Open peer comments

Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2021 Vol.22 No.3 P.182-187


Thermal strain response of saturated clays in 1D condition

Author(s):  Qi-yin Zhu, Tian-yu Zhao, Pei-zhi Zhuang

Affiliation(s):  State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics & Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221116, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   qiyin.zhu@cumt.edu.cn

Key Words:  Thermal strain response, Saturated clay, Thermoplasticity

Qi-yin Zhu, Tian-yu Zhao, Pei-zhi Zhuang. Thermal strain response of saturated clays in 1D condition[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2021, 22(3): 182-187.

@article{title="Thermal strain response of saturated clays in 1D condition",
author="Qi-yin Zhu, Tian-yu Zhao, Pei-zhi Zhuang",
journal="Journal of Zhejiang University Science A",
publisher="Zhejiang University Press & Springer",

%0 Journal Article
%T Thermal strain response of saturated clays in 1D condition
%A Qi-yin Zhu
%A Tian-yu Zhao
%A Pei-zhi Zhuang
%J Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A
%V 22
%N 3
%P 182-187
%@ 1673-565X
%D 2021
%I Zhejiang University Press & Springer
%DOI 10.1631/jzus.A2000152

T1 - Thermal strain response of saturated clays in 1D condition
A1 - Qi-yin Zhu
A1 - Tian-yu Zhao
A1 - Pei-zhi Zhuang
J0 - Journal of Zhejiang University Science A
VL - 22
IS - 3
SP - 182
EP - 187
%@ 1673-565X
Y1 - 2021
PB - Zhejiang University Press & Springer
ER -
DOI - 10.1631/jzus.A2000152

The main purpose of this study is to interpret the thermoplastic volumetric response of saturated clay during heating and cooling based on thermoplasticity. A two-yield-surface model for describing the thermo-mechanical behavior of both normally consolidated and overconsolidated saturated clay is proposed. Compared with similar existing models, the novelty of the proposed model lies mainly in two aspects: (a) a new equation directly expressing the thermoplastic strain with one additional parameter is proposed which is related to the stress condition and temperature increment; (b) a newly defined coupling mechanism of thermal and mechanical surfaces is used which is more concise. The capabilities of the proposed models to describe the observed experimental behavior were analyzed by predicting the thermal deformation of illite clay and loess suffering thermomechanical loading. Specifically, the accumulated volumetric strains in 1D conditions after multiple heating and cooling cycles were simulated and discussed.


方法:1. 通过试验结果分析、理论推导提出本构关系;2. 通过参数分析和试验模拟,验证本构关系的有效性及合理性.


Darkslateblue:Affiliate; Royal Blue:Author; Turquoise:Article


[1]Abuel-Naga HM, Bergado DT, Bouazza A, et al., 2007. Volume change behaviour of saturated clays under drained heating conditions: experimental results and constitutive modeling. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44(8):942-956.

[2]Abuel-Naga HM, Bergado DT, Bouazza A, et al., 2009. Thermomechanical model for saturated clays. Géotechnique, 59(3):273-278.

[3]Bai B, Yang GC, Li T, et al., 2019. A thermodynamic constitutive model with temperature effect based on particle rearrangement for geomaterials. Mechanics of Materials, 139:103180.

[4]Baldi G, Hueckel T, Peano A, et al., 1991. Developments in Modelling of Thermo-Hydro-Geomechanical Behavior of Boom Clay and Clay-based Buffer Materials, Vols. 1 and 2, EUR 13365/1 and 13365/2. Commission of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

[5]Bourne-Webb PJ, Amatya B, Soga K, 2013. A framework for understanding energy pile behaviour. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Geotechnical Engineering, 166(2):170-177.

[6]Cui YJ, Sultan N, Delage P, 2000. A thermomechanical model for saturated clays. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 37(3):607-620.

[7]Demars KR, Charles RD, 1982. Soil volume changes induced by temperature cycling. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 19(2):188-194.

[8]di Donna A, 2014. Thermo-mechanical Aspects of Energy Piles. PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland.

[9]Graham J, Tanaka N, Crilly T, et al., 2001. Modified Cam-Clay modelling of temperature effects in clays. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38(3):608-621.

[10]Hong PY, Pereira JM, Cui YJ, et al., 2016. A two-surface thermomechanical model for saturated clays. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 40(7):1059-1080.

[11]Hueckel T, Borsetto M, 1990. Thermoplasticity of saturated soils and shales: constitutive equations. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 116(12):1765-1777.

[12]Kaddouri Z, Cuisinier O, Masrouri F, 2019. Influence of effective stress and temperature on the creep behavior of a saturated compacted clayey soil. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, 17:106-114.

[13]Laloui L, François B, 2009. ACMEG-T: soil thermoplasticity model. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 135(9):932-944.

[14]Loria AFR, Vadrot A, Laloui L, 2018. Analysis of the vertical displacement of energy pile groups. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, 16:1-14.

[15]Mu QY, Ng CWW, Zhou C, et al., 2019. Effects of clay content on the volumetric behavior of loess under heating-cooling cycles. Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A (Applied Physics & Engineering), 20(12):979-990.

[16]Ng CWW, Mu QY, Zhou C, 2019. Effects of specimen preparation method on the volume change of clay under cyclic thermal loads. Géotechnique, 69(2):146-150.

[17]Olgun CG, Ozudogru TY, Arson CF, 2014. Thermo-mechanical radial expansion of heat exchanger piles and possible effects on contact pressures at pile–soil interface. Géotechnique Letters, 4(3):170-178.

[18]Peng HF, Kong GQ, Liu HL, et al., 2018. Thermo-mechanical behaviour of floating energy pile groups in sand. Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A (Applied Physics & Engineering), 19(8):638-649.

[19]Pinyol NM, Alvarado M, Alonso EE, et al., 2018. Thermal effects in landslide mobility. Géotechnique, 68(6):528-545.

[20]Sultan N, Delage P, Cui YJ, 2002. Temperature effects on the volume change behaviour of Boom clay. Engineering Geology, 64(2-3):135-145.

[21]Yao YP, Zhou AN, 2013. Non-isothermal unified hardening model: a thermo-elasto-plastic model for clays. Géotechnique, 63(15):1328-1345.

[22]Zhou C, Ng CWW, 2018. A new thermo-mechanical model for structured soil. Géotechnique, 68(12):1109-1115.

[23]Zhou C, Fong KY, Ng CWW, 2017. A new bounding surface model for thermal cyclic behaviour. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 41(16):1656-1666.

[24]Zhu QY, Zhuang PZ, Yin ZY, et al., 2020. A state parameter-based thermomechanical constitutive model for fine-grained saturated soils. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, in press.

Open peer comments: Debate/Discuss/Question/Opinion


Please provide your name, email address and a comment

Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, China
Tel: +86-571-87952783; E-mail: cjzhang@zju.edu.cn
Copyright © 2000 - Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE