Proceedings of the 2017 3rd International Forum on Energy, Environment Science and Materials (IFEESM 2017)

Identification of Pore Structure of Waterproof Sheet in Underground Engineering Based on Micro-CT Technology

Authors
Qingguo Wang, Qixin Yang
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Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ifeesm-17.2018.13How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Underground engineering; Waterproof sheet; Micro-CT technology; Porosity; Connectivity; Equivalent diameter
Abstract
The microstructure of waterproof sheet in corrosive water environment of underground engineering was studied by using X-ray CT technology, and the indexes characterizing the failure of material impermeability were explored. Distilled water and NaOH solutions were prepared to simulate corrosive groundwater environment, Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Monomer (EPDM) waterproof sheet in groundwater environment was scanned with micro-CT technology, 3D reconstruction images were acquired, porosity and pore connectivity were calculated, the number and volume of pores in each equivalent diameter interval were counted, and the effect on the impermeability of waterproof sheet that the changes of pore structure had was analyzed. The results show that when the difference of pore sizes is great, the largest pore will control the material impermeability. 60 µm in diameter is the inflection point of the relationship between the diameter and the number of the pores. When the pore diameter is in the range between 20 µm and 80 µm, an approximately log linear decline trend between the diameter and the number of the pores will appear. Middle and large pores have much effect on the porosity of the material. Porosity and pore connectivity can be used as the key indexes to the impermeability evaluation of waterproof sheet.
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Proceedings
2017 3rd International Forum on Energy, Environment Science and Materials (IFEESM 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
February 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-453-8
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ifeesm-17.2018.13How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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