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Mass loss and landfilled waste mechanics.

McDougall, John



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 measured at different applied loads. It is shown that for the material in question, the volume change caused by mass loss exhibits a systematic and quantifiable response, even over a range of stresses. The purpose of these tests is to understand better the mechanical consequences of mass loss in order that landfill process models may improve their interpretationof biodegradation-related settlement.

Conference Name Third International Workshop "Hydro-Physico-Mechanics of Landfills"
Start Date Mar 10, 2009
End Date Mar 13, 2009
Publication Date 2009
Deposit Date Nov 30, 2011
Publicly Available Date Nov 30, 2011
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Waste mechanics; landfill; mass loss; biodegradation settlement;
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Contract Date Nov 30, 2011


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