Experimental Study on Shear Behavior of Short-Fill-Age MSW


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Mechanical behavior of municipal solid waste (MSW) is important to geo-environment engineering, and it is necessary to properly understand it. Laboratory direct shear tests were conducted on MSW with 3 short fill ages, namely 1d, 4d and 7d. Three different densities were taken into accounted in each fill age. Experimental data show that MSW’s shear failure still satisfies the Mohr-Coulomb criterion. As to bigger density, shear strength of MSW increases within 1-7d fill age. When density becomes smaller, its shear strength increases within 1-4d fill age but decreases within 4-7d fill age. With fill-age developing, friction angle of MSW increase monotonously, but cohesion force of it first increases and then decreases. Experimented shear stress-displacement curve of MSW can not be well fitted by either hyperbolic model or exponential model. This experimental research is helpful for design and numerical simulation of corresponding MSW landfill.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 113-116)

Edited by:

Zhenyu Du and X.B Sun






L. S. Ma et al., "Experimental Study on Shear Behavior of Short-Fill-Age MSW", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 113-116, pp. 479-483, 2010

Online since:

June 2010




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