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A hydro-bio-mechanical model for settlement and other behaviour in landfilled waste.

  A conceptual framework for the analysis of settlement and other processes in landfilled waste in relation to coupled hydraulic, biodegradation and mechanical behaviour is presented. The hydraulic model is an unsaturated flow model. The biodegradation model is a two-stage anaerobic digestion model modified to account for enzymatic hydrolysis of solid degradable matter in relation to moisture content, product inhibition, cellulose digestibility and microbial controls. The mechanical model includes an innovative interpretation of the mechanical consequences of decomposition combined with established formulations of load and creep-induced effects to predict settlement under load and over time. A finite element implementation enables simulation of both the filling phase and leachate control practices. Finally, the formulation is tested by comparison with a large-scale laboratory waste compression test.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 July 2007

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Elsevier

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.compgeo.2007.02.004

  • ISSN:

    0266-352X

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    628 Sanitary & municipal engineering

Citation

McDougall, J. (2007). A hydro-bio-mechanical model for settlement and other behaviour in landfilled waste. Computers and Geotechnics. 34, 229-246. doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2007.02.004. ISSN 0266-352X

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Keywords

Hydro-bio-mechanical model; Landfilled waste; Unsaturated flow; Anaerobic digestion; Enzymatic hydrolysis; Finite element simulations; Filling practice; Leachate control practice; Comparison; Laboratory waste compression test;

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