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Approach for the use of MSW settlement predictions in the assessment of landfill capacity based on reliability analysis

Babu, Sivakumar GL and Chouksey, Sandeep Kumar and Reddy, Krishna R (2013) Approach for the use of MSW settlement predictions in the assessment of landfill capacity based on reliability analysis. In: WASTE MANAGEMENT, 33 (10). pp. 2029-2034.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2013.05.018


In the analysis and design of municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, there are many uncertainties associated with the properties of MSW during and after MSW placement. Several studies are performed involving different laboratory and field tests to understand the complex behavior and properties of MSW, and based on these studies, different models are proposed for the analysis of time dependent settlement response of MSW. For the analysis of MSW settlement, it is very important to account for the variability of model parameters that reflect different processes such as primary compression under loading, mechanical creep and biodegradation. In this paper, regression equations based on response surface method (RSM) are used to represent the complex behavior of MSW using a newly developed constitutive model. An approach to assess landfill capacities and develop landfill closure plans based on prediction of landfill settlements is proposed. The variability associated with model parameters relating to primary compression, mechanical creep and biodegradation are used to examine their influence on MSW settlement using reliability analysis framework and influence of various parameters on the settlement of MSW are estimated through sensitivity analysis. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Constitutive model; Biodegradation; Creep; Reliability; Response surface method
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2013 06:06
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2013 06:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/47681

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