Effect of Organic Matter on Geotechnical Behavior of Soils
The unpredictable behaviour of organic soil makes the soil complicated to handle for geotechnical engineers. In this paper an attempt was made to study the effect of organic content on the geotechnical behaviour by studying a natural organic soil and comparing the results with the same soil after removing the organic content. The organic content from the soil was removed by hydrogen peroxide method. Significant changes in the values were noticed with and without the organic content. From the results it was observed that the presence of organic content decreases the strength and increases compressibility of the soil.
KeywordsOrganic soils Geotechnical behavior Shear strength Compressibility
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