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Effect of cement on compressibility and microstructure of tropical peat


Kazemian, Sina and Prasad, Arun and Ghiasi, Vahed and Kim Huat, Bujang (2011) Effect of cement on compressibility and microstructure of tropical peat. Advanced Materials Research, 261-263. pp. 33-37. ISSN 1022-6680; ESSN: 1662-8985


Peats are geotechnically problematic soil due to their high compressibility and low shear strength. Cement is widely used for the stabilization of peat by deep mixing method (DMM). This paper presents the results of the model study of compressibility property of peats stabilized with cement columns formed by DMM. The results of consolidation test, scanning electron micrographs (SEM) and energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer (EDX) showed that the compressibility of peats can be improved significantly by the installation of cement stabilized columns. The amount of cement used to form the column was observed to influence the engineering behaviour of treated tropical peats and it had more influence on sapric peat than on hemic and fibrous peats.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.261-263.33
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Cement column; Compressibility; Energy dispersive X-ray; Peat; Scanning electron micrograph
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 08:40
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 08:40
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/22971
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