Design for Composite Liners of Landfill under Alternating Cycles of Wetting-Drying and Freezing-Thawing
The design conception of composite liners consisting of a geomembrane (GM), geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) and compacted gravel soils for landfill is presented based on the climate characteristic, gravel soils material storage in abundance, and GCLs having been exported all over the world for various applications. The analyses results suggested that the capacity to resist the collapse of wetting-drying and freezing-thawing, long-term barrier performance, and the general sliding stability of barrier system are enhanced obviously by using GCLs/GM as barrier and displacing clay by gravel soils as protector in this paper. It will be plausible as effective design for the barrier system of landfill under wet-dry and freeze-thaw alternating cycles in northwest China.
H. Y. Wang "Design for Composite Liners of Landfill under Alternating Cycles of Wetting-Drying and Freezing-Thawing", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 4464-4469, 2011