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Construction of infrastructure on peat: case studies and lessons learned

Ling, Jen Hua and Mohd, Sabarudin and Ahmad Tajudin, Saiful Azhar and Ali Mohamad, Syazie Nordzaima and Bakar, Ismail and Mohd Masirin, Mohd Idrus and Zainorabidin, Adnan and Mahmood, Ali Abdul-Wadoud (2016) Construction of infrastructure on peat: case studies and lessons learned. MATEC Web of Conferences, 47 (03014). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2261236X

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Construction of infrastructures on peat land is a very challenging task due to its properties of low shear strength, high compressibility and high water content. This paper summarizes various solutions which could be adopted for the construction of infrastructure on peat, as reviewed by the experts and panels during IConCEES International Workshop 2015. Engineers could (a) avoid peat, such as to transfer the load to the hard layers through end bearing piles or to replace the peat with the other soils, or (b) construct on peat with special precautions, such as by reducing the weight of the construction materials and dewatering the peat to improve the engineering properties. This paper serves to generate new ideas and give insights of the problems commonly encountered by the industry. Some of the proposed solutions might never be tested on peat. This would rely on the researchers to take up the challenge to further investigate and address the technical issues outlined in this paper.

Item Type: Article
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: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:24
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:24
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9006
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