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Influence of agricultural wastes on shear strength properties of soil


Nik Daud, Nik Norsyahariati and Abdul Jalil, Falil Nisa and Sadiq, Muhammed Abubakar and Abd. Ghafar Azmi, Juliana (2015) Influence of agricultural wastes on shear strength properties of soil. In: 3rd International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering for Sustainability (IConCEES 2015), 1-2 Dec. 2015, Melaka, Malaysia. (pp. 1-7).


Fiber reinforced soil is an effective and reliable technique for improving strength and stability of subgrade soil. Many studies have been conducted to investigate the influence of randomly distribution fiber inclusions in soil. Agricultural waste fiber was chosen as it is cheap, locally available, bio-degradable and eco-friendly. For this study, coir fiber and palm oil fiber will be implemented. Three types of soil with different properties were used to be mixed with both fibers. The present work will be focused on the influence of 1% waste materials into soils in terms of physical, chemical, morphological and mineralogical properties of waste-soil mixture and its relationship to the shear strength properties. Test result indicates that with addition of both fibers, the optimum moisture content (OMC) increased and the maximum dry density (MDD) decreased. Fibers inclusion can significantly decrease and increased the cohesion and internal angle of friction of soils, respectively.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20164703018
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Keywords: Agricultural waste fiber; Fiber reinforced soil; Soil
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 04:38
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 04:38
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50087
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