Agriculture land development using shell husk as recycle aggregate

Rachmawati, Siti Hanggita and Hossain, Zakaria and Shiau, Jim (2018) Agriculture land development using shell husk as recycle aggregate. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 20 (3). pp. 45-51. ISSN 1682-1130


Effective ground improvement technique is normally needed in improving agriculture land condition. This is to accommodate agriculture activities which have operational loadings due to tractor or rice transplanter. The use of soil - shell husk - cement combination is considered as one of the possible ground improvement techniques and it is environment friendly. In this study, several combinations of waste shell husk and cement are investigated for its effect on soil shear strength and bearing capacity. Specimens containing 10% and 20% of waste shell husk along with 2%, 4%, 6% cement were tested using California Bearing Ratio (CBR), Direct Shear Test (DST) and Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS). Test results show that the addition of shell husk and cement typically improves the engineering properties of the soil. It is concluded that the use of soil - shell husk-cement combination for ground improvement is an effective method for agriculture land development.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2018 International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR). Paper available from publisher's URL.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 05:10
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 05:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: waste, shell husk, ground improvement, CBR, direct shear test, UCS
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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