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Analysis of infiltration-suction response in unsaturated residual soil slope in Gelugor, Penang

Mohamad Ismail, Mohd Ashraf and Hamzah, Nur Hasliza and Ng, Soon Min and Zainal Abidin, Mohd Hazreek and Ahmad Tajuddin, Saiful Azhar and Madun, Aziman (2017) Analysis of infiltration-suction response in unsaturated residual soil slope in Gelugor, Penang. In: International Seminar on Mathematics and Physics in Sciences and Technology 2017 (ISMAP 2017), 28–29 October 2017, Hotel Katerina, Malaysia.

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Rainfall infiltration on residual soil slope may impair slope stability by altering the pore-water pressure in the soil. A study has been carried out on unsaturated residual soil slope in Gelugor, Penang to determine the changes in matric suction of residual soils at different depth due to rainwater infiltration. The sequence of this study includes the site investigation, field instrumentation, laboratory experiment and numerical modeling. Void ratio and porosity of soil were found to be decreasing with depth while the bulk density and dry density of soil increased due to lower porosity of soil at greater depth. Soil infiltration rate and matric suction of all depths decrease with the increase of volumetric water content as well as the degree of saturation. Numerical modeling was used to verify and predict the relationship between infiltration-suction response and degree of saturation. Numerical models can be used to integrate the rainfall scenarios into quantitative landslide hazard assessments. Thus, development plans and mitigation measures can be designed for estimated impacts from hazard assessments based on collected data.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA703-711 Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics.
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 03:41
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 03:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11449
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