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Settlement behaviour of PARIT NIPAH peat under static embankment

Zainorabidin, Adnan and Abdurahman, Mohamad Niizar and Kassim, Azman and Md Dan @Azlan, Mohd Firdaus and Mohd Razali, Siti Nooraiin (2018) Settlement behaviour of PARIT NIPAH peat under static embankment. In: 8th Int. Conf. on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, Nov. 20-22, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Peat is considered as a very challenging soil when construct any construction structure. It’s known with high compressibility, high moisture content, low shear strength and long term settlement when subjected to load. These characteristics always posed constant problem for sustainable construction on peat. This study aims to investigate the settlement behavior of peat fortified with concrete slab under embankment loading through full scale testing at Parit Nipah, Johor. The peat is categorized as hemic with moisture content greater than 500%. A concrete raft sized 3.6 m x 3.6 m with thickness of 150 mm was built on the site. The 3.6 m x 3.6 m slab was subjected to non-uniform loading. Results indicated that the installation of slab on peat able to reduce the settlement of peat under embankment loading. The study shows potential to mitigate or reduce long term post construction settlement on peaty ground.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peat; Concrete slab; Embankment; Settlement.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 01:46
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 01:46
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12752
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