Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

The record of performance of landfills in earthquakes is excellent. However, the advent of geosynthetic liner and cover systems has increased the susceptibility of modern landfills to seismically-induced instability and deformations. Analyses used to assess the performance of landfills in earthquakes include site response, limit equilibrium stability, and Newmark deformation analyses. Well documented case histories of the behavior of landfills subject to seismic loading are necessary to improve knowledge of the parameters required for these analyses and thereby enhance the reliability of seismic performance evaluations for landfills.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Performance of Landfills Under Seismic Loading

St. Louis, Missouri

The record of performance of landfills in earthquakes is excellent. However, the advent of geosynthetic liner and cover systems has increased the susceptibility of modern landfills to seismically-induced instability and deformations. Analyses used to assess the performance of landfills in earthquakes include site response, limit equilibrium stability, and Newmark deformation analyses. Well documented case histories of the behavior of landfills subject to seismic loading are necessary to improve knowledge of the parameters required for these analyses and thereby enhance the reliability of seismic performance evaluations for landfills.