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Grading entropy coordinates and criteria for evaluation of liquefaction potential

Conference Proceeding
Barreto Gonzalez, D., Leak, J., Dimitriadi, V., McDougall, J., Imre, E., & Lőrincz, J. (2019)
Grading entropy coordinates and criteria for evaluation of liquefaction potential. In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions, (1346-1353). https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429031274
Several methods are commonly used for the evaluation of liquefaction potential in soils. These include criteria based on SPT and CPT tests, shear wave velocity measurements an...

Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels

Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., Mcdougall, J., Barreto, D., Marinelli, A., Dimitriadi, V., Anbazhagan, P., & Miranda, M. (2019)
Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels. In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions, (1403-1410
The dynamic properties of shredded rubber-soil mixtures (ShRm), comprising a sub-rounded quartz sand combined with small rubber shreds at 0, 10, 20, 30% by mass, were investig...

Dynamic behaviour of shredded rubber soil mixtures

Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., McDougall, J., Barreto Gonzalez, D., Miranda, M., & Marinelli, A. (in press)
Dynamic behaviour of shredded rubber soil mixtures. In Proceedings of the 16th European Conference in Earthquake Engineering
Residential buildings in high population density areas are seismically vulnerable to the action of major seismic events. The high cost and technical difficulties related to th...

Review and application of a settlement model for landfills

Conference Proceeding
Esteban-Altabella, J., McDougall, J., Colomer-Mendoza, F., Gallardo, A., & Edo-Alcon, N. (2017)
Review and application of a settlement model for landfills. In International Waste and Landfill Symposium Proceedings
The geotechnical behavior and settlement in landfills has been changing for many years. This behavior in fact depends on many factors and, therefore, making forecasts is compl...

Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan

Conference Proceeding
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X., & McDougall, J. (in press)
Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan. In Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, (6
Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MSW are inte...

An overview of research activities and achievement in Geotechnics from the Scottish Universities Geotechnics Network (SUGN)

Conference Proceeding
Leung, A., Anastasopoulos, I. X., Augarde, C. E., Barreto, D., Brennan, A. J., Brown, M. J. Z., …Zielinski, M. (2015)
An overview of research activities and achievement in Geotechnics from the Scottish Universities Geotechnics Network (SUGN). In Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development: XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 4289-4294. ISBN 9780727760678
Design of geotechnical systems is often challenging as it requires the understanding of complex soil behaviour and its influence on field-scale performance of geo-structures. ...

Settlement-The Short and the Long of it

Conference Proceeding
McDougall, J. (2011)
Settlement-The Short and the Long of it. In D. Zekkos (Ed.), Geotechnical Characterization, Field Measurement, and Laboratory Testing of Municipal Solid Waste, (76-111). https://doi.org/10.1061/41146%28395%293
Total settlement in municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills can be considerable, from 25% to 50% of original fill thickness (Bjarngard and Edgers, 1990). Some occurs very quickl...

Waste heterogeneity: an obstacle to models?

Conference Proceeding
McDougall, J. (2009)
Waste heterogeneity: an obstacle to models?. In Sardinia 2009, 12th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
No abstract available.

Geomechanics and Long-Term Landfill Settlement

Conference Proceeding
McDougall, J. (2008)
Geomechanics and Long-Term Landfill Settlement. In GeoCongress 2008: Geotechnics of Waste Management and Remediation Proceedings of sessions of GeoCongress 2008, 482-490. doi:10.1061/40970(309)24
Long term landfill settlement is commonly attributed to two phenomena: creep and biodegradation. Biodegradation, which may contribute the greater proportion of long‐term settl...

Moisture retention and movement in landfilled waste

Conference Proceeding
Kazimoglu, Y. K., McDougall, J., & Pyrah, I. (2004)
Moisture retention and movement in landfilled waste. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Problematic Soils: GEOPRPOB 2005, 307-314
No abstract available.