The effect of cement content and curing period on a new kind of synthetic model ice, DUT–1 synthetic model ice is reported. The 450# cement contents were 10%, 11%, 12%, 13%, 14%, 15% and 16% by dry weight of mixture materials. Eight different curing periods were used: 66h, 92h, 115h, 139h, 163h, 186h, 211h and 235h. Physical and mechanical properties such as density, compressive strength, flexural strength, elastic modulus were determined. The cement content was found to increase the density and mechanical parameters with content increasing, whereas curing periods exhibited increasing these parameters to a top value, then decreasing under normal air temperature curing.

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