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Title: Municipal solid waste slope failure. 1: Waste and foundation soil properties

Abstract

This paper describes a slope failure in a municipal solid waste landfill, with lateral and vertical displacements of up to 275 and 61 m, respectively. The waste slide involved approximately 1.2 mill in m{sup 3} of waste, making it the largest landfill slope failure to occur in the US. Failure developed through the weak native soil underlying the waste. The analyses and related studies conducted to determine the cause of the failure are the subject of this and a companion paper by Stark et al. (2000). To facilitate the analyses, this paper investigates shear strength of municipal solid waste using field and laboratory test results and back-analysis of failed waste slopes. It also presents details of a geological study and laboratory testing program undertaken to quantify the mobilized shear strength of the weak native soil.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Zagazig Univ., Cairo (EG)
OSTI Identifier:
20062618
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20062618
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 126; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1090-0241
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; MUNICIPAL WASTES; SOLID WASTES; SANITARY LANDFILLS; SLOPE STABILITY; SOIL MECHANICS; LANDSLIDES; FAILURE MODE ANALYSIS; SHEAR PROPERTIES; OHIO

Citation Formats

Eid, H.T., Stark, T.D., Evans, W.D., and Sherry, P.E. Municipal solid waste slope failure. 1: Waste and foundation soil properties. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2000)126:5(397).
Eid, H.T., Stark, T.D., Evans, W.D., & Sherry, P.E. Municipal solid waste slope failure. 1: Waste and foundation soil properties. United States. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2000)126:5(397).
Eid, H.T., Stark, T.D., Evans, W.D., and Sherry, P.E. Mon . "Municipal solid waste slope failure. 1: Waste and foundation soil properties". United States. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2000)126:5(397).
@article{osti_20062618,
title = {Municipal solid waste slope failure. 1: Waste and foundation soil properties},
author = {Eid, H.T. and Stark, T.D. and Evans, W.D. and Sherry, P.E.},
abstractNote = {This paper describes a slope failure in a municipal solid waste landfill, with lateral and vertical displacements of up to 275 and 61 m, respectively. The waste slide involved approximately 1.2 mill in m{sup 3} of waste, making it the largest landfill slope failure to occur in the US. Failure developed through the weak native soil underlying the waste. The analyses and related studies conducted to determine the cause of the failure are the subject of this and a companion paper by Stark et al. (2000). To facilitate the analyses, this paper investigates shear strength of municipal solid waste using field and laboratory test results and back-analysis of failed waste slopes. It also presents details of a geological study and laboratory testing program undertaken to quantify the mobilized shear strength of the weak native soil.},
doi = {10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2000)126:5(397)},
journal = {Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering},
issn = {1090-0241},
number = 5,
volume = 126,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}