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A review of polyurethane as a ground improvement method

Che Lat, Diana and Ali, Nazri and Mohamed Jais, Ismacahyadi Bagus and Mohd. Yunus, Nor Zurairahetty and Razali, Roslizayati and Abu Talip, Adrina Rosseira (2020) A review of polyurethane as a ground improvement method. Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 16 (1). pp. 70-74. ISSN 2289-5981


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Ground improvement based on lightweight materials is commonly applied as a method to overcome the problem related to excessive and differential settlement. The application of polyurethane (PU) as a ground improvement work currently increases in demand due to its well performance in many ground improvement projects. The properties and strength of different types of PU available in the market, together with the safety issues and precautions are highlighted in this paper. Due to its lightweight properties, buoyancy behavior of the lightweight foam often causes uplift which jeopardize the stability of the existing structure. Since it is applied in the ground, awareness on PU degradation needs to be emphasized. The suitability and applications of PU as one of alternative method for ground improvement works are also highlighted in this paper.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Polyurethane, lightweight, buoyancy, ground improvement
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:85570
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Jun 2020 16:50
Last Modified:30 Jun 2020 16:50

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