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 ProceedingsISBN 978-88-6265-010-6
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...
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. ISBN NA
ABSTRACT: Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the
biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MS...
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. ...
Scottish Funding Council
This project aims to review an assess existing remote sensing technologies in order to improve and adapt technologies currently used in other fields to civil engineering applications. The two main aim...
The project will investigate the effectiveness of adding crumbed rubber to the site soil as a means of improving soil resilience to wheel loads, resisting erosion and hence reducing maintenance burden...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
Kelly, D., McDougall, J. & Barreto, D. (2012). Effect of particle loss on soil behaviour
Soil particle loss can result in strength and volume reductions which are difficult to predict. This paper investigates the
influence of the removal of fractions of selected p...
McDougall, J. (2008). Waste heterogeneity: an obstacle to models?. In Sardinia 2009, 12th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
No abstract available.
Kazimoglu, Y. K., McDougall, J. & Pyrah, I. (2004). Moisture retention and movement in landfilled waste.
Needham, A., Jones, D. R. V., McDougall, J., Dixon, N., Braithwaite, P. & Rosevear, A. (2006). Assessment of landfill settlement data for evaluation of a hydro-bio-mechanical settlement model
A hydro-bio-mechanical (HBM) model of waste degradation has been under development for several years to simulate the actual processes involved in the settlement of landfilled ...
McDougall, J. (2005). Hydro-bio-mechanical modelling of landfilled waste: decomposition, density and moisture retention. doi:10.1201/9781439833766.ch25
Hall, D. H., McDougall, J., Drury, D., Blakey, N., Braithwaite, P. & Rosevear, A. (2006). Sustainable landfill: the role of fail-safe engineering for landfill aftercare
The route to sustainable landfill while adhering to the Landfill Directive requires that ultimately, the waste site will reach equilibrium status. Chemical equilibrium is part...
Needham, A., Fownes, G. J., McDougall, J. & Braithwaite, P. (2007). Predicting long-term settlement of landfills using a fundamental model of waste behaviour
Kazimoglu, Y. K., McDougall, J. & Pyrah, I. (2005). Unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of landfilled waste. doi:10.1061/40802(189)127
Unsaturated flow modelling of landfill hydraulics is a potentially valuable tool for the prediction of leachate discharge rates, design of leachate control systems and simulat...
McDougall, J. (2008). Mass loss and landfilled waste mechanics
The impact of mass loss on a particulate medium is investigated. Through a series of laboratory tests on a partly soluble sand, the quantitative impact of mass loss is measure...
McDougall, J. & Pyrah, I. (2002). Modelling load, creep and biodegradation settlement in landfill
Kazimoglu, Y. K., McDougall, J. & Pyrah, I. (2002). Moisture retention curve in landfilled waste. In Unsaturated Soils: Experimental Studies, 59-67. doi:10.1007/3-540-26736-0_5. ISBN 978-3-540-21121-1
Moisture content and moisture movement are key factors in controlling the progress and rate of biodegradation within a landfill as it is the aqueous environment that facilitat...
McDougall, J. & Hay, J. (2004). Hydro-bio-mechanical modelling of landfilled waste: formulation and testing
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Monitoring Hungarian Landfill Behaviour
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Modelling Secondary Settlement in Landfills
Soil particle loss can occur through biodegradation, erosion and dissolution. Yet there is little understanding of the mechanical changes that accompany these p...
The explosive growth of data tr...