Evaluation of MSW properties for seismic analysis

Edward Kavazanjian, Neven Matasovic, Rudolph Bonaparte, Gary R. Schmertmann

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Abstract

In situ measurements and observations of field performance provide a valuable source of information on the properties of municipal solid waste (MSW) for analysis of landfills. `Static' properties of MSW such as unit weight and shear strength are evaluated from observations made during and after waste placement, including records of tonnage of waste received and cover soil used during disposal, observations of stable MSW slopes and in situ load tests. `Dynamic' properties of MSW such as modulus and damping are evaluated from observations of the performance of landfills subject to strong ground motions and by geophysical testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Special Publication
PublisherASCE
Pages1126-1141
Number of pages16
Edition46 /2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Specialty Conference on Geotechnical Practice in Waste Disposal. Part 1 (of 2) - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Feb 24 1995Feb 26 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the Specialty Conference on Geotechnical Practice in Waste Disposal. Part 1 (of 2)
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period2/24/952/26/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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    Kavazanjian, E., Matasovic, N., Bonaparte, R., & Schmertmann, G. R. (1995). Evaluation of MSW properties for seismic analysis. In Geotechnical Special Publication (46 /2 ed., pp. 1126-1141). ASCE.