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Top 10 papers on the properties of Municipal Solid-Waste

by Dr. Kavazanjian, E., and Dr. Matasovic, N., Geosyntec Consultants, Huntington Beach, California 92648.

List compiled in January 2003

Top 10 papers in Alphabetical Order

  • Augello, A.J., Matasovic, N. Bray, J.D., Kavazanjian, E., Jr., and Seed, R.B. (1995), “Evaluation of Solid Waste Landfill Performance During the Northridge Earthquake,” In: Earthquake Design and Performance of Solid Waste Landfills, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 54, pp. 17-50.
  • Dixon, N., Jones, D.R.V., and Whittle, R.W. (1999), “Mechanical Properties of Household Waste: In Situ Assessment Using Pressuremeters,” Proc. Sardinia ‘99 - 7th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliari, Italy, Vol. III, pp. 453-460.
  • Eid, H.T., Stark, T.D., Evans, W.D., and Sherry, P.E. (2000), “Municipal Solid Waste Slope Failure: Waste and Foundation Soil Properties,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 126, No. 5, pp. 397-407.
  • Fassett, J., Leonards, G., and Reppeto, P. (1994), “Geotechnical Properties of Municipal Solid Waste and Their Use in Landfill Design,” Proc. Waste Tech ’94, Solid Waste Association of North America, Silver Springs, Maryland, pp. 1-31.
  • Hendron, D.M., Fernandez, G., Prommer, P.J., Giroud, J.P., and Orozco, L.F. (1999), “Investigation of the Cause of the 27 September 1997 Slope Failure at the Dona Juana Landfill,” Proc. Sardinia ‘99 - 7th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliari, Italy, Vol. III, pp. 545-567.
  • Kavazanjian, E., Jr. (2001), “Mechanical Properties of Municipal Solid Waste,” Proc. Sardinia ‘01 - 8th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliari, Italy, October, Vol. III, pp. 415-424.
  • Landva, A.O. and Clark, J.I. (1990), “Geotechnics of Waste Fill,” Geotechnics of Waste Fills – Theory and Practice, STP 1070, ASTM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Landva, A.O., Valsangkar, A.J. and Pelkey, S.G. (2000), “Lateral Earth Pressure at Rest and Compressibility of Municipal Solid Waste,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 37, pp. 1157-1165.
  • Matasovic, N. and Kavazanjian, E., Jr. (1998), “Cyclic Characterization of OII Landfill Solid Waste,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 124, No. 3, pp. 197-210.
  • Mitchell, J.K. (1996), “Geotechnics of Soil-Waste Material Interactions,” 2nd International Congress Environmental Geotechnics, Osaka, Japan. A.A. Balkema, Vol. 3, pp. 1311-1328.

ADDITIONAL READING ON MSW PROPERTIES (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

  • Idriss, I.M., Fiegel., G., Hudson, M.B., Mundy, P.K. and Herzig, R. (1995), "Seismic Response of the Operating Industries Landfill," In: Earthquake Design and Performance of Solid Waste Landfills, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 54, pp. 83-118.
  • Kavazanjian, E. Jr., Hendron, D. and Corcoran, G.T. (2001), “Strength and Stability of Bioreactor Landfills,” Proc. 6th Annual Landfill Symposium, Solid Waste Association of North America, Silver Springs, Maryland, 18-20 June, San Diego, pp. 63-72.
  • Kavazanjian, E. Jr., and Matasovic, N. (2001), “Seismic Design of Mixed and Hazardous Waste Landfills,” State of the Art Paper No. 11, Proc. 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, University of Missouri, Rolla, 27-31 March, San Diego, California, on CD ROM.
  • Kavazanjian, E., Jr., Matasovic, N. and Bachus, R.C. (1999), “Large-Diameter Static and Cyclic Laboratory Testing of Municipal Solid Waste,” Proc. Sardinia ‘99 - 7th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliari, Italy, October, Vol. III, pp. 437-444.
  • Kavazanjian, E., Jr., Matasovic, N., Stokoe, K.H., II, and Bray, J.D. (1996), “In-Situ Shear Wave Velocity of Solid Waste from Surface Wave Measurements,” Proc. 2nd International Congress Environmental Geotechnics, Osaka, Japan, A.A. Balkema, Vol. 1, pp. 97-104.
  • Kavazanjian, E., Jr., Matasovic, N. Bonaparte, R. and Schmertmann, G.R. (1995), “Evaluation of MSW Properties for Seismic Analysis,” In: Geoenvironment 2000, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 46, Vol. 2, pp. 1126.
  • Matasovic, N., Williamson, T.A. and Bachus, R.C. (1998), “Cyclic Direct Simple Shear of OII Landfill Solid Waste,” Proc. 11th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Porec, Croatia. Vol. 1, pp. 441-448.