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

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 November 2004

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Thomas Telford for ICE

  • DOI:

    10.1680/geot.54.9.605.56937

  • ISSN:

    0016-8505

Citation

McDougall, J., Pyrah, I., Yuen, S. T. S., Monteiro, V. E. D., Melo, M. C. & Juca, J. F. T. (2004). Decomposition and settlement in landfilled waste and other soil-like materials. Géotechnique. 54, 605-610. doi:10.1680/geot.54.9.605.56937. ISSN 0016-8505

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Keywords

Landfill; Decomposition; Void creation; Mechanical properties of fill; Settlement;

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