Effect of surcharge on stabilized peat soil from Sarawak

Julian, Gabriel Bain (2010) Effect of surcharge on stabilized peat soil from Sarawak. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Peat soil has always been a problem in Malaysia where peat is found to be abundantly present. Currently, a lot of studies have been conducted to improve the condition of the soft and troublesome peat soil in Malaysia. Present study is to analyse the effect of subjecting surcharge loading of 1 kg on stabilized peat soil, in the prospect of increasing its compressive strength after the peat has been stabilized using cheap and accessible stabilizing materials. Depending highly on the pozzolanic reaction between calcium oxide and fly ash alone, the author aims to harness the use of coal - by product which is abundantly found in Sarawak. However, as the results have shown, the use of calcium oxide and fly ash as stabilization materials and subjecting surcharge load is insufficient and ineffective in improving and increasing the compressive strength of the peat soil in Sarawak.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soils,Peat soils,Soils--Analysis,Unimas, university,universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak,Kuching, Samarahan,ipta,education, undergraduate,research ,Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 02:13
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2022 04:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/7763

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