Efficient numerical simulation of waste landfills' seismic response

Varvara Zania, Y. Tsompartakis, P. N. Psarropoulos

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Abstract

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.
Keyword: DAMS,MATHEMATICS,ENGINEERING,EMBANKMENTS
Original languageEnglish
JournalNUMERICAL METHODS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Pages (from-to)223-229
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering -
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

Conference

Conference6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Period01/01/2006 → …

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