A Study on the Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) of Peat Stabilization Admixed with Ceramic Dust


  • Syuhada Fatim Binti Harun
  • Adnan Bin Zainorabidin
  • Mohd Khaidir Abu Talib


Peat soil is categorized as the challenging soil due to its high compressibility, high in natural moisture content and low shear strength. Various alternatives were proposed for construction on peat soils. The present study deals with the effect of additives on the strength of the peat stabilized with ceramic dust. Peat sample wascollected from Air Baloi, Pontian, Johorand were mixed with ceramic dust from 2%, 4%, 6%, 8% and 10% by dry weight of peat. The development of unconfined compressive strength (UCS) strength of stabilized peat admixed with ceramic dust over a curing period of 3days, 7days, 14days and 28days was studied. From the analysis of test results it was found that (UCS) increased with an increased in ceramic dust content. From this finding, it was found that ceramic dust up to 8% can be increased the strength of peat.