11th peck lecture: Predesign geotechnical investigation for the OII superfund site landfill

Edward Kavazanjian, Neven Matasovic, Robert C. Bachus

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The predesign geotechnical investigation for closure of the Operating Industries, Inc. (OII) Superfund site landfill significantly advanced the state of the art for solid waste landfill engineering. Contributions to solid waste landfill engineering from the OII predesign geotechnical investigation include a solid waste classification system, a method for in situ measurement of waste unit weight, an enhanced understanding of the mechanical properties of solid waste, including unit weight, compressibility, shear strength, shear wave velocity, and equivalent linear shear modulus and equivalent viscous damping, and a methodology for seismic stability and deformation analysis of the waste mass. Many of the procedures and waste property relationships developed for the OII predesign geotechnical investigation remain the state of practice today for solid waste landfill engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1849-1863
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
Issue number11
StatePublished - Oct 28 2013



  • Case history
  • Closure design
  • Material properties
  • Seismic design
  • Solid waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Science(all)

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