Physico-geotechnical properties of peat and its stabilisation

Prabir, Kumar Kolay and Md Aminur, Rahman (2016) Physico-geotechnical properties of peat and its stabilisation. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Ground Improvement, 169 (3). pp. 206-216. ISSN 17550750

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This paper describes the physical and geotechnical properties of tropical peat treated with different types of stabilisers. Fly ash (FA), quicklime (QL) and ordinary Portland cement (OPC) were used as stabilisers. The amount of FA, QL and OPC added to the peat samples was in the range of 5–20, 2–8 and 5–20%, respectively. Various physical and geotechnical tests have been conducted to characterise the peat samples. Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) tests were conducted on untreated and treated peat samples. The results show that the UCS value increases with the increase of all stabilisers used and with the curing period. The UCS tests were also conducted on the peat samples with a combination of waste FA and QL to study the combined effects of the stabilisers. This research established different correlations between the physical and geotechnical properties of original peat and UCS results on treated peat samples with different types of stabilisers. Geotechnical engineers can refer to these correlations to determine the bearing capacity of treated peat for long-term curing periods. In addition, scanning electron microscopic studies were conducted on original/untreated and treated peat samples to investigate the microstructure of the samples.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compaction, Microscopy, Soil stabilization, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 06:21
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 01:40

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