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Engineering characterisation of weathered rock at Sri Jaya, Pahang, Malaysia

Haryati, Awang and A F, Salmanfarsi and A, Arizam and Mohamad Idris, Ali (2021) Engineering characterisation of weathered rock at Sri Jaya, Pahang, Malaysia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 682. 012-016. ISSN 1755-1315


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Erosion and weathering are major processes that may reduce the strength of rock slope material or may cause significant change in the physical state of the slope. These can lead to landslide or slope failure, bringing significant risk in terms of properties damage and/or human safety. In Sri Jaya, Pahang, a large body of granite is exposed as cut rock slope, which shows different zones of weathering grade. Field and laboratory tests were carried out to determine the mechanical properties and the physical properties of weathered rocks of the slope, which involved a number of testing for the Schmidt rebound hammer test, point load test, moisture content, water absorption and specific gravity. From the tests, the study has determined the engineering properties of weathered rock of the slope where weathering grade and engineering properties of rock were correlated. A strong correlation was found between the weathering grade and engineering properties where they showed significant correlations for this site. It is proven that the engineering properties could be used as reliable parameters in determining the weathering grade of material in the field.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 4th National Conference on Wind & Earthquake Engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Weathering; weathered rock; physical and mechanical properties
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
College of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2021 07:36
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 08:26
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