A Review of the Engineering Charateristics of Peat

by I.C. Macfarlane,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 1, Pg. 21-25

Document Type: Journal Paper


Physical and mechanical properties of peat; classification, percent ash, acidity reaction, density and specific gravity, water holding capacity, void ratio and shrinkage on drying, permeability, shear strength, bearing capacity, consolidation characteristics, and settlement. (25 refs.)

Subject Headings: Organic matter | Load bearing capacity | Shear strength | Mechanical properties | Physical properties | Ashes | Acids | Density currents

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