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The emphasis for hydrostatic pressure in soft soil area

Musa, Sabariah and Ibrahim, Ismail and Md Ali, Zarina and Jalil, Mas Rahayu and Mohd Arish, Nur Aini and Azman, Ili Izyan The emphasis for hydrostatic pressure in soft soil area. In: International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment in Developing Countries, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.


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Soft soil is a type of land with high volume water content and this creates many problems related to the structure construction on it. Stabilizing procedure and reinforcement for this type of land affects to the foundation. The usage of hydrostatic pressure to support the structures on soft soil area can be applied based on the water contents. The lab testing was conducted to obtain the density values of the soil through Compaction Test and California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Test. Analysis onto the area, water content and material were carried out and the results showed that all samples using plastic containers indicated higher value of hydrostatic pressure compared to aluminium containers. Therefore, the hydrostatic pressures can be act to the structure based on the soils density and the area of the structures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: soft soils, hydrostatic pressure, floating structure
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Norfauzan Md Sarwin
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 07:39
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/274
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