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A state of art review of peat: geotechnical engineering perspective


Kazemian, Sina and Kim Huat, Bujang and Prasad, Arun and Barghchi, Maassoumeh (2011) A state of art review of peat: geotechnical engineering perspective. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 6 (8). art. no. 046C07225431. pp. 1974-1981. ISSN 1992-1950


Peat is a type of soft soil composed of high contents of fibrous organic matters and is produced by the partial decomposition and disintegration of mosses, sedges, trees, and other plants that grow in marshes and other wet place in the condition of lack of oxygen. These soils are geotechnically problematic as they show high compressibility and low shear strength. In this paper, the origin of peat and its different engineering properties (moisture content, bulk density, specific gravity, void ratio, permeability, compressibility, shear strength) are discussed in the perspective of a geotechnical engineer. The engineering behavior of peat can be improved by chemical stabilization using sodium silicate grout system, cement stabilization, cement stabilized columns, and fiber reinforcement to name a few.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5897/IJPS11.396
Publisher: Academic Journals
Keywords: Peat; Compressibility; Shear strength; Chemical stabilization; Fiber reinforcement
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 16:24
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 16:24
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/22778
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