Stabilization of peat soil by soil-column technique and settlement of the group columns

Shahidul Islam, M. and Hashim, Roslan (2010) Stabilization of peat soil by soil-column technique and settlement of the group columns. International Journal of Physical Sciences, 5 (9). pp. 1411-1418. ISSN 19921950

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A field model study was carried out in Klang area of Selengor Dharul Ehsan, Malaysia to observe the settlement of stabilized group peat columns. Peat soil exhibits very low bearing capacity and this soil is not suitable for constructing embankment, highway, building or any other load bearing engineering structure. Large areas of land all over the world are covered by problematic peat soils. The growing demand of space to accommodate new buildings and infrastructures has increased the utilization of soft ground such as peatland. Two sets of test group columns were constructed to stabilize tropical peat by in-situ soil-column with mixing auger and Prebored-premixed method using high setting PFA cement, calcium chloride and siliceous sand as binders. Static load test was performed to observe the settlement of group columns after 28 days of curing time. Computer modelling using PLAXIS software was conducted to compare the load vs. settlement data of group columns. From this study 13.5 mm settlement was observed for the group columns installed by hand mixing and 17.5 mm settlement was found for the mixing auger method. This is due to the fact that proper mixing plays an important role for the achievement of high load carrying capacity of stabilized column.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):1 Export Date: 16 December 2013 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Islam, S.; Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: msisl5@student.monash.edu References: Ahnberg, H., Strength of Stabilized Soils: A laboratory study on clays and organic soils stabilized with different types of binder (2006) 16th Report of Swedish Deep Stabilization Research Centre, , Linkoping, Sweden; Andriesse, P., Nature and Management of Tropical Peat Soils (1988) FAO Soils Bulletin 59: FAO, , United Nations, Rome; Broms, B.B., Stabilization of Soil with Lime Columns (1991) Foundation Engineering Handbook, pp. 833-855. , 2nd Edition, Ed. Hsai-Yang Fang Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York; Duraisamy, Y., Huat, B.B.K., Aziz, A.A., Methods of utilizing tropical peat land for housing scheme (2007) Am. J. Environ. Sci, 3 (4), pp. 259-264; Edil, T.B., Recent Advances in Geotechnical Characterization and Construction Over Peat and Organic Soils (2003) Proceedings of 2nd International Conference On Advances In Soft Soil Engineering and Technology, pp. 3-25. , (Eds). Huat et al. Malaysia: Putrajaya; Eslami, A., Gholami, M., Analytical model for the ultimate bearing capacity of foundations from cone resistance (2006) Scientia Iranica, 13, pp. 223-233; Hashim, R., Islam, S., Engineering Properties of Peat Soils in Peninsular, Malaysia (2008) J. Appl. Sci, 8 (22), pp. 4215-4219; Hashim, R., Islam, S., Properties of stabilized peat by soil-cement column method (2008) Electronic J. Geotechnical Eng, 13 (J), pp. 1-8; Hebib, S., Farrell, F.S., Some experience on the stabilization of Irish peats (2003) Canadian Geotechnical J, 40, pp. 107-120; Islam, M.S., Hashim, R., Bearing capacity of stabilized tropical peat by deep mixing method (2009) Australian J. Basic Appl. Sci, 3 (2), pp. 682-688; Islam, M.S., Hashim, R., Bearing capacity of stabilized peat column using hand operated cone penetrometer (2009) J. Appl. Sci, 9 (10), pp. 1968-1973; Ismail, A.B., (1984) Characterisation of Lowland Organic Soils In Peninsular Malaysia, , In: Proceedings of Workshop on Classification and Management of Peat in Malaysia. Ed. Pushparajah; Jarret, P.M., Geoguide 6 (1995) Site Investigation for Organics Soils and Peat, , JKR Document 20709-0341-95. Institut Kerja Raya Malaysia; Ooi, H.S., (1982) Agricultural Engineering Notes, , MARDI, Serdang; Sing, W.L., Hashim, R., Ali, F.H., Unconfined compressive strength of cemented peat (2009) Australian J. Basic Appl. Sci, 3 (4), pp. 3850-3856
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bearing capacity, Binder, Computer modelling, Field experiment, Mixing auger, PFA cements, Prebored-premixed, Sand, Stabilization, Static load test
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 01:02
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 04:55
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8852

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