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|Shenyang Ouyang, Yanli Huang, Nan Zhou, Ming Li, Xiaotong Li, Junmeng Li, Fei Ke, and Yahui Liu, Experiment on AE response and damage evolution characteristics of polymer-modified cemented paste backfill under uniaxial compression, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater.,(2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-023-2617-6|
The mechanical properties of cemented paste backfill (CPB) determine its control effect on the goaf roof. In this study, the mechanical strength of polymer-modified cemented paste backfill (PCPB) samples was tested by uniaxial compression tests, and the failure characteristics of PCPB under the compression were analyzed. At the same time, acoustic emission (AE) technology was used to monitor and record the cracking process of the PCPB sample with a curing age of 28 d in real time, and two AE indexes methods (RA and AF values) were used to classify the failure modes of samples under different loading processes. The results show that waterborne epoxy resin can significantly enhance the mechanical strength of PCPB samples (when the PU-C ratio is 0.25, the strength of PCPB samples with a curing age of 28 d is increased by 102.6%); with the increase of polymer content, the mechanical strength of PCPB samples is improved significantly, and the increase of mechanical strength is the most obvious in the early and middle period of curing. Under uniaxial load, the macro cracks of PCPB samples are mostly generated along the axial direction, the main crack runs through the sample, and a large number of small cracks are distributed around the main crack. The AE response of PCPB samples during the whole loading process can be divided into four periods: quiet period, slow growth period, rapid growth period and remission period, which are synchronized with the micro-pore compaction stage, elastic deformation stage, plastic deformation stage and failure instability stage of the sample’s stress-strain curve. The AE events are mainly concentrated in the plastic deformation stage; both shear failure and tensile failure occur in the above four stages, while tensile failure is dominant for PCPB samples. The results of this study can improve the safety of coal pillar recovery in pillar goaf.