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dc.contributor.authorAng, Qimou
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-18T07:41:01Z
dc.date.available2009-05-18T07:41:01Z
dc.date.copyright2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/15877
dc.description.abstractSingapore’s land comprises mostly residual soils. The residual soil from the Bukit Timah granitic formation is often found in an unsaturated condition. Soil-water characteristic curve (SWCC) of the soil shows how weathering grade has affected the pore-size distribution of the residual soil. The objective of the project is to investigate the effect of pore-size distribution on unsaturated shear strength of residual soil of the Bukit Timah granitic formation. The experiments were carried out by estimating pore-size distribution using SWCC and measuring unsaturated shear strength parameters using triaxial apparatus of two specimens. The tested residual soils contain mostly silt and clay with a low percentage of coarse content. The effective angle of internal friction ϕ’, was found to be around 27° for both specimens while the ϕb angles were found to be very different at 58° and 83°. SWCC results showed that the air-entry value for both specimens is around 5kPa and they have different pore-size distribution. Overall, pore-size distribution can be used to estimate unsaturated shear strength of residual soil of the Bukit Timah granitic formation as there was a reasonable amount of correlation. This report discusses in detail the findings and outcomes of the study.en_US
dc.format.extent62 p.en_US
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dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Geotechnicalen_US
dc.titleEffect of pore-size distribution on unsaturated shear strength of residual soil from granitic Bukit Timah formationen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorHarianto Rahardjoen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Engineering (Civil)en_US
dc.contributor.researchNTU-PWD Geotechnical Research Centreen_US
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