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An evaluation of shrinkage measurement on undisturbed peat soil using modified techniques

Saedon, Nursyahidah and Zainorabidin, Adnan and Bakar, Ismail (2014) An evaluation of shrinkage measurement on undisturbed peat soil using modified techniques. In: InCIEC 2014 International Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Conference, 28 September - 1 October 2014, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.


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Peat soils occur in many countries and naturally formed by the decomposition of plant matter. It will give rise to an extreme of challenging ground conditions and peat soils also are known as a very problematic soft soil. For peat soil condition, shrinkage effect is one of the factors that can affect the strength and moisture content of soils. The aim of study is to evaluate the shrinkage measurement of peat soils with modified techniques to compare with British Standard method. Peat samples were collected from Parit Nipah and Pontian. Linear shrinkage of undisturbed peat soil is observed every hour until there are no volume changes. Linear measurement for modified method that using undisturbed sample is extremely different and higher than British standard method which is using reconstituted soil sample m. Sieve process will disrupted theμthat had been sieve passing 425 composition of actual peat soil because it will remove any decomposed plants. The shrinkage measurements during drying process influenced the volume of peat soils as the volume decreases when the soil is shrunk.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: undisturbed peat; linear
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: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 08:12
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2015 08:12
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6161
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