Shear Strength Characterization of Bauxite Deposits in Kuantan, East Coast Malaysia
I. Noorul Iqhlima Najwa1, A. Haryati2, R. Noram Irwan3, P. J. Ramadhansyah4
1I. Noorul Iqhlima Najwa, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Jengka Pahang, Malaysia.
2A. Haryati, Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Pekan Pahang, Malaysia.
3R. Noram Irwan, Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Pekan Pahang, Malaysia.
4P. J Ramadhansyah, Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Pekan Pahang, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 26 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 07 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 16 December 2019 | PP: 404-407 | Volume-8 Issue-3S3 November 2019 | Retrieval Number: C10141183S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C1014.1183S319
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Abstract: Engineering characterization which are useful for “temperate” zone soils usually fail to predict the field performance of bauxitic soils, because the index tests upon which the characterization are based are not always reproducible for bauxitic soils. Fifteen (15) bauxitic soil of undisturbed and disturbed samples from 3 distinct sites in Kuantan, all derived from basalt parent rock but representing various stages of weathering were subjected to engineering and mineralogic tests. Values for cohesion and friction angles are evaluated. Soils from Semambu has the highest moisture content of 33.27%, the cohesion value is however lower compared to Bukit Goh which has moisture content of 21.74%. Study are further done to discover the relationship with cohesion and friction angles. Thus, by measuring the cohesion and friction angle can evaluate the performance of bauxite shear strength.
Keywords: Bauxite Deposits; Cohesion; Friction Angle; Triaxial Test; Shear Strength.
Scope of the Article: Civil and Environmental Engineering