Engineering behaviour of stabilized peat soil

Sing, W.L. and Hashim, Roslan and Ali, F. (2008) Engineering behaviour of stabilized peat soil. European Journal of Scientific Research, 21 (4). pp. 581-591. ISSN 1450216X

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Abstract

Successful implementation of deep peat stabilization is very much dependent on the engineering behaviour of stabilized peat soil. With respect to this, laboratory testing investigation on the stabilized soil often provides an indispensable guide regarding the choice, composition and dosage of binder that can be effectively applied to achieve economical deep peat stabilization. This paper discusses the evidence on the positive influence of a mixture of Ordinary Portland cement, ground granulated blast furnace slag and siliceous sand at stabilizing peat soil through laboratory investigation. Unconfined compressive strength, pH, linear shrinkage, compressibility and permeability of stabilized peat were evaluated and compared to those of untreated peat using standard soil laboratory apparatus. Markedly increase in pH and unconfined compressive strength and significant reduction in linear shrinkage, compressibility and permeability of stabilized peat were discovered from the results of the investigation.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):7 Export Date: 16 December 2013 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Sing, W.L.; Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya Lembah Pantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: wongls79@gmail.com References: (1995) Annual book of ASTM Standards, Soil and Rock, , ASTM, American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM, Philadelphia; BS1377, 1990. Methods of Testing Soils for Civil Engineering Purposes, British Standards Institution, LondonDhowian, A.W., Edil, T.B., Consolidation behavior of peats (1980) Geotechnical Testing Journal, 3, pp. 105-114; Kulathilaka, S.A.S., Improvement of Engineering Properties of Peat by Preconsolidation (1999) 11th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, , Rotterdam, Holland; Landva, A.O., Pheeney, P.E., Peat fabric and structure (1980) Geotechnique, 17, pp. 416-435; Terzaghi, K., Peck, R.B., Mesri, G., (1996) Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice, , 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York; Tremblay, H., Duchesne, J., Locat, J., Leroueil, S., Influence of the nature of organic compounds on fine soil stabilization with cement (2002) Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 39, pp. 535-546; Whitlow, R., (2001) Basic Soil Mechanics, , 4th edition, Pearson Education Ltd, Essex, London
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ground granulated blast furnace slag, Laboratory testing investigation, Ordinary Portland cement, Peat, Siliceous sand
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2014 01:29
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 09:16
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8857

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