Physical Properties of Tropical Sibu Peat

Azrul Zulwali, Kifli and Siti Noor Linda, Taib and Wong, Chee Chung (2017) Physical Properties of Tropical Sibu Peat. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 22 (13). pp. 5273-5287.

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Abstract

Peat is developed from the accumulation of plants fragments and animal’s remain that is partially decomposed due to anaerobic condition for the decomposition process (Ibrahim et al. 2014). Due to its highly organic characteristic, peat is considered a very challenging soil for construction. Thus it’s essential to conduct the localized study on the physical properties of peat. The testing focus on the peat collected at Tun Zaidi Stadium in Sibu, and is compared against peat results from other region. The peat collected is classified as Hemic peat (moderately decomposed) with the Von Post scale of H4 to H5, very high natural moisture content of up to 1096.59%, and organic content reaching 96.35%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical properties, Sibu Peat, Hemic Peat, Amorphous Peat, organic, moisture, 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: Tuah
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 12:50
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2020 12:50
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31729

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