Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering

2015 Edition
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Seismic Design of Waste Containment Systems

  • Edward KavazanjianJr.Email author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35344-4_15
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Synonyms

Equivalent linear analysis; Geosynthetic; Landfill; Performance-based design; Site response; Solid waste; Waste containment systems

Introduction

Maintaining the integrity of waste containment systems subject to seismic loading is not only important with respect to protecting human health and the environment from wastes and waste by-products, it is also important with respect to the availability of facilities essential for post-earthquake recovery, i.e., of landfills for proper disposal of the large volumes of earthquake-generated waste. Important considerations in the seismic design of waste containment systems include the response of the waste mass itself to seismic excitation, the stability of the waste mass (including its foundation), and the integrity of the engineered components of the waste containment system. Engineered components of waste containment systems include base and side-slope liner (barrier) systems, leachate and gas collection and removal systems, and final...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built EnvironmentArizona State UniversityTempeUSA