A major concern related to the seismic design of a geo-structure, such as a municipal solid waste landfill, is to avoid a potential instability of its slopes under seismic loading, a phenomenon directly related to the developed acceleration levels and the dynamic interaction of the geo-structure with the underlying soil. The aim of this study is to examine the seismic response and the stability of a typical above-ground landfill founded either on rock or on an intermediate soil layer. Extensive numerical analyses have been performed in order to achieve a realistic assessment of the dynamic behaviour of the landfill, while simplified procedures have been utilized to estimate the effects of earthquake excitation on its slope stability by quantifying the induced displacements.
|Journal||NUMERICAL METHODS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Graz, Austria|
Duration: 6 Sep 2006 → 8 Sep 2006
Conference number: 6
|Conference||6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering|
|Period||06/09/2006 → 08/09/2006|