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Comparison of geotechnical properties of laterite, kaolin and peat

Mohd Yusoff, S. A. N. and Bakar, Ismail and Wijeyesekera, Devapriya Chitral and Zainorabidin, Adnan and Madun, Aziman (2014) Comparison of geotechnical properties of laterite, kaolin and peat. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.


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Geotechnical properties are influenced by the different types of soil. The objective of this study was to investigate the behaviour of geotechnical properties on different types of soil. This paper compares some geotechnical properties of Kaolin, Laterite and Peat. Laterite was collected from Bukit Banang while Peat sample was collected from Parit Nipah, both locations were in Batu Pahat, Johor. Meanwhile, kaolin that was used in this research was manufactured kaolin. A laboratory testing program consists of basic properties tests were conducted in order to obtain general information on the materials (e.g Natural moisture content, Atterberg Limit, Specific gravity, grain size analysis, chemical composition and pH). Further tests have been carried out in determining the geotechnical properties of the soil which evaluates its behaviour for design and construction suitability. The results showed that the Natural/initial moisture content for, peat is higher than laterite and kaolin. Meanwhile Specific gravity for Peat is the lowest among kaolin and laterite. It was also found that the pH of all soil is acidic which lay in the range of 3.76-5.95.The UCS and CBR is compacted in same energy and been tested. This paper summarizes the result of analysis performed on all tests conducted. From the study it can be summarized that geotechnical properties of a soil is highly depending on its type

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: laterite; kaolin; peat; basic properties test; standard proctor test; unconfined compressive strength and california bearing ratio
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: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 07:08
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 07:08
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6563
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