Probabilistic Observation Method for Settlement-Based Design of a Landfill Cover

by Wilson H. Tank, (F.ASCE), Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States,
Robert B. Gilbert, (A.M.ASCE), Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States,
Mauricio Angulo, (A.M.ASCE), Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States,
Richard S. Williams, (M.ASCE), Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments

Abstract: Uncertainties in subsurface conditions make predicting total and differential settlement a difficult task. The Observation Method, which is commonly implemented to acquire additional knowledge and reduce these uncertainties, can be enhanced by using probabilistic tools. A case study project involving differential settlement in a landfill cover is presented to demonstrate the application of a Probabilistic Observation Method and illustrate its benefits.

Subject Headings: Probability | Landfills | Structural design | Structural settlement | Uncertainty principles | Differential settlement | Case studies | Subsurface environment

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