Decomposition and settlement in landfilled waste and other soil-like materials.

McDougall, John, Pyrah, Ian, Yuen, S T S, Monteiro, V E D, Melo, M C and Juca, J F T (2004) Decomposition and settlement in landfilled waste and other soil-like materials. Geotechnique, 54 (9). pp. 605-610. ISSN 0016 8505

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The term ‘soil-like materials’ is used to refer to particulate materials that contain organic or other non-inert solids. When these materials decompose, there is a reduction in solid phase volume and an induced change in void phase volume, the combination of which has consequences for subsequent mechanical behaviour. Through a review of two laboratory investigations into
decomposition in clay–fibre mixtures and three recent
landfill settlement monitoring projects, this note seeks to
elucidate a more fundamental mechanism of decomposition induced settlement.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0016 8505
Electronic ISSN: 1751-7656
Uncontrolled Keywords: Landfill; Decomposition; Void creation; Mechanical properties of fill; Settlement;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 628 Sanitary & municipal engineering
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 624 Civil engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Item ID: 1951
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2008 12:12
Last Modified: 03 May 2013 10:54

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