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Advances in Environmental Geotechnics: Proceedings of the by R. Kerry Rowe (auth.), Prof. Yunmin Chen, Prof. Liangtong

By R. Kerry Rowe (auth.), Prof. Yunmin Chen, Prof. Liangtong Zhan, Prof. Xiaowu Tang (eds.)

"Advances in Environmental Geotechnics" offers the most recent advancements during this interdisciplinary box. the subjects lined comprise simple and complex theories for modeling of geoenvironmental phenomena, checking out and tracking for geoenvironmental engineering, municipal sturdy wastes and landfill engineering, sludge and dredged soils, geotechnical reuse of commercial wastes, infected land and remediation expertise, functions of geosynthetics in geoenvironmental engineering, geoenvironmental possibility overview, administration and sustainability, ecological concepts and case histories. This lawsuits comprises papers authored via middle contributors of ISSMGE TC5 (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering---Environmental Geotechnics) and geoenvironmental researchers from greater than 20 international locations and areas. it's a worthwhile reference for geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineers in addition to civil engineers.

Yunmin Chen, Xiaowu Tang, and Liangtong Zhan are Professors on the division of Civil Engineering of Zhejiang college, China.

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Special care is required to ensure adequate long-term drainage capacity. g. gravel) or geonets are used to provide a drainage blanket. There has also been considerable debate regarding the use of carbonate drainage stone due to the potential for dissolution of the rock by leachate. The clogging problem arises because municipal solid waste leachate contains nutrients that will encourage bacterial growth in geotextile filters, in granular drainage layers, around the perforations in the leachate collection pipes and within the pipes.

Numerous investigations of the waste behaviour have been conducted experimentally obtaining the following typical correlations reported in graphic form (Fig. 10). Kavazanjian et al. (2001) compared bi-linear shear strength envelope with MSW shear strength envelope from back analysis of landfills and concluded in Fig. 11 that the former remain a lower bound effective stress envelope for MSW. Bligth (2006) has illustrated in Fig. 12 the difficulties to measure the shear strength parameters of a MSW material due its heterogeneity and also high variable composition.

In this framework the static and seismic behavior of solid waste landfills has deserved considerable attention. The characterization of material properties for static and seismic design of solid waste landfills is a difficult task as due the heterogeneity of the material large samples are needed. Also it is important to analyze the static and dynamic response of barriers. The performance of solid waste landfills during earthquakes is described. The analysis of solid waste landfills stability during earthquakes is presented.

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