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Mechanical Characterization of Solid Waste

Participants: Amaro Lins, Lindsay Ashworth

Description: Several landfills in Brazil and the Colorado area have been characterized for the unit weight of the soil, percentage of organic and inorganic materials and other features.


Zornberg, J.G., Jernigan, B.L., Sanglerat, T.R., and Cooley, B.H. (1999). “Retention of Free Liquids in Landfills Undergoing Vertical Expansion.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 125, No. 7, pp. 583-594.

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