Engineering properties of peat soils in peninsular, Malaysia

Hashim, Roslan and Islam, S. (2008) Engineering properties of peat soils in peninsular, Malaysia. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8 (22). pp. 4215-4219. ISSN 18125662

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Abstract

Aim of this study is to determine physical and mechanical properties of tropical peatland in West Malaysia. To know the proper methods of ground improvement and to know the scale of improvement works, a proper soil investigation requires. A study on peatland in Peninsular, Malaysia was conducted to determine stratigraphy of peat layer, bearing capacity, physical properties, unconfined compressive strength and consolidation properties. Some conventional laboratory and field experiments were done to determine its physical and mechanical properties and to find the soil profile. From experiments it was observed that the depth of the peat was moderate and it had high water, organic and fibre content. The soil was acidic and it had low bearing capacity and had low unconfined compressive strength. Its compressibility was very high and it had high settlement value. These properties should be considered when ground improvement works are undertaken for this type of problematic soil in construction industry.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):6 Export Date: 16 December 2013 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Hashim, R.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consolidation properties, Engineering properties, Fibre content, Ground improvement, Laboratory and field experiments, Physical and mechanical properties, Soil investigation, Unconfined compressive strength, Bearing capacity, Compressive strength, Construction industry, Peat, Stratigraphy, Wetlands, Soils
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 01:28
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 09:16
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8831

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