Seismic stability analysis of landfill

Max Y. Ma*, Albert T. Yeung, An Bin Huang

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The failure mechanism of a waste containment system is not well understood due to the complexity and the heterogeneity of the system. The recent slope failure of the Kettleman Hills waste landfill (R.B. Seed, 1988) challenges the ability of the geo-environmental engineer to perform stability and failure analysis of a waste containment system. In this paper, an attempt is made to analyze the stability and post-failure conditions of a landfill under cyclic loading using the DDA technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628671
StatePublished - 1992
EventProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: 24 May 199227 May 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of Engineering Mechanics


ConferenceProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics
CityCollege Station, TX, USA


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