Hall, D. H., Drury, D. & McDougall, J. (2007). Fail-safe engineering for landfill aftercare: towards sustainable waste management?. Geological Society Special Publications. ISSN 0305-8719
Imre, E., McDougall, J., Farkas, J., Kovacs, M., Czap, Z., Monteiro, V. E. D. & Trang, P. (2002). A biodegradacios hulladektarolas. Journal of the Hungarian Hydrological Society. 83, 374-379
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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. doi:10.1061/41146(395)3
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...
McDougall, J. (2008). Waste heterogeneity: an obstacle to models?. In Sardinia 2009, 12th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
No abstract available.
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...
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
Kazimoglu, Y. K., McDougall, J., & Pyrah, I. (2003). Options for modelling hydraulic hysteresis. In A. Tarantino, & C. Mancuso (Eds.), Unsaturated Soils - Advances in Testing, Modelling and Engineering Applications, 71-82. doi:10.1201/9780203970805.ch6
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
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...
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...
McDougall, J. (2005). Hydro-bio-mechanical modelling of landfilled waste: decomposition, density and moisture retention. doi:10.1201/9781439833766.ch25
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 ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Monitoring Hungarian Landfill Behaviour
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Modelling Secondary Settlement in Landfills
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
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...