Mass loss and landfilled waste mechanics.

McDougall, John (2009) Mass loss and landfilled waste mechanics. In: Third International Workshop "Hydro-Physico-Mechanics of Landfills", 10-13 MArch 2009, Braunschweig, Germany.

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The impact of mass loss on a particulate medium is investigated. Through a series of laboratory tests on a partly soluble sand, the quantitative impact of mass loss is measured at different applied loads. It is shown that for the material in question, the volume change caused by mass loss exhibits a systematic and quantifiable response, even over a range of stresses. The purpose of these tests is to understand better the mechanical consequences of mass loss in order that landfill process models may improve their interpretationof biodegradation-related settlement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waste mechanics; landfill; mass loss; biodegradation settlement;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Sustainable Construction
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 628 Sanitary & municipal engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Item ID: 4799
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2011 16:41
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2011 16:41

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