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Comparison of shear strength properties for undisturbed and reconstituted Parit Nipah Peat, Johor

Azhar, A T S and Norhaliza, W and Ismail, Bakar and Abdullah, M E and Zakaria, M N (2016) Comparison of shear strength properties for undisturbed and reconstituted Parit Nipah Peat, Johor. In: International Engineering Research and Innovation Symposium (IRIS).

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Shear strength of soil is required to determine the soil stability and design the foundations. Peat is known as a soil with complex natural formations which also contributes problems to the researchers, developers, engineers and contractors in constructions and infrastructures. Most researchers conducted experiment and investigation of shear strength on peat using shear box test and simple shear test, but only a few had discovered the behavior of peat using triaxial consolidated undrained test. The aim of this paper is to determine the undrained shear strength properties of reconstituted peat and undisturbed peat of Parit Nipah, Johor for comparison purposes. All the reconstituted peat samples were formed with the size that passed opening sieve 3.35 mm and preconsolidation pressure at 100 kPa. The result of undrained shear strength of reconstituted peat was 21kPa for cohesion with the angle of friction, 41° compare to the undisturbed peat with cohesion 10 kPa and angle of friction, 16°. The undrained shear strength properties result obtained shows that the reconstituted peat has higher strength than undisturbed peat. For relationship deviator stress-strain, σdmax and excess pore pressure, Δu, it shows that both of undisturbed and reconstituted gradually increased when σ’ increased, but at the end of the test, the values are slightly dropped. The physical properties of undisturbed and reconstituted peat were also investigated to correlate with the undrained shear strength results.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reconstituted peat; using triaxial consolidated undrained (CU- Test); undrained shear strength; preconsolidation pressure; cohesion; angle of friction.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 06:45
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 06:46
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12745
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