Modeling Settlements of an Existing Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Sideslope Using an Earthen Surcharge Pile

by William L. Deutsch, Jr., (M.ASCE), Roy F. Weston, Inc, West Chester, United States,
Owen R. Esterly, (M.ASCE), Roy F. Weston, Inc, West Chester, United States,
John Vitale, Roy F. Weston, Inc, West Chester, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments

Abstract: This paper discusses the results of a large-scale field compressibility test completed on municipal solid waste (MSW). The test consisted of surcharging the waste mass with an earthen surcharge pile. A survey control system permitted the total settlement of the waste mass induced by the surcharge loading to be determined. Mathematical models for predicting MSW settlement under an applied surcharge loading were subsequently developed using normally consolidated soil settlement and multiple linear regression theories.

Subject Headings: Municipal wastes | Soil settlement | Pile tests | Pile settlement | Control systems | Load factors | Regression analysis | Compression tests

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