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Volume 250, 2018The 12th International Civil Engineering Post Graduate Conference (SEPKA) – The 3rd International Symposium on Expertise of Engineering Design (ISEED) (SEPKA-ISEED 2018)
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The Influence of Segregation Size of Peat and Pre- Consolidation Pressure on the Effective Shear Strength Properties
Research Center for Soft Soil, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat Johor, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat Johor, Malaysia
The degree of composition for peat soil in geotechnical engineering may affected the shear strength of the peat soil based on their types (sapric, hemic and fabric). The strength was affected by many factors such as its origin, water content, organic matter and arrangement of peat fibric. The aims of this paper was to investigate the influence of segregation peat sizes and preconsolidation pressure on the effective shear strength properties of reconstituted peat 1.000 mm (<RS1.00) and reconstituted peat 2.360 RS2.36). All the reconstituted peat samples were segregated through passing opening sieve size 1.00 mm and 2.36 mm with the aid of water to obtain homogeneous reconstituted peat slurry and were preconsolidated with 50 kPa, 80 kPa and 100 kPa pressure to obtain samples for triaxial tests. The Triaxial Consolidated Undrained Test was selected to test the shear strength properties of the reconstituted peat samples by using confining pressure 25 kPa, 50 kPa and 100 kPa. Both of the effective shear strength properties result such as cohesion and angle of friction obtained recorded <RS2.36 has higher strength than <RS1.00. The main factors that contribute to the differences shear strength value between two size reconstituted peats were segregation of peat size which affected by peat size (fiber size) and also pre-consolidation pressure applied which reduced the voids, water content and also improved the stiffness and strength of the specimen. All specimen and testing was conducted at RECESS, UTHM.
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