Istrazivanja i projektovanja za privreduJournal of Applied Engineering Science


DOI 10.5937/jaes17-16937
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Volume 17 article 590 pages: 157 - 162

Aazokhi Waruwu*
Institut Teknologi Medan, Department of Civil Engineering, Indonesia
Rika Deni Susanti
Institut Teknologi Medan, Department of Civil Engineering, Indonesia
Johan Adolf Putra Buulolo
Institut Teknologi Medan, Department of Civil Engineering, Indonesia

The compression behavior of peat was investigated by a program of static and dynamic load testing. The comprehensive model tests were conducted in the laboratory to evaluate the effect of loading sequences on the behavior of peat soil. The result test indicated that compression behavior of peat soil was significantly influenced by loading sequences and reinforcement of bamboo grids. The compression behavior after the dynamic load appears smaller than before the dynamic load. Reinforcement of bamboo grids can reduce the compressibility of peat soil, especially for one layer and two layers of bamboo grid, while for three layers of bamboo grid resulted in similar settlement for two layers of bamboo grid on the pressure above 9 kPa.

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The authors would like to thank the Directorate of Research and Community Service - Directorate General of Research and Development Strengthening - Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia for supporting this research.

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