Dynamic properties of municipal solid waste (MSW) from a dump site located at Delhi, India dump site that has been operational since 1994 have been evaluated using field and laboratory testing. Shear wave velocity profiles were measured at locations close to sample collection points. Undrained cyclic triaxial testing was conducted on 150 mm diameter specimens reconstituted at their in situ composition and in situ unit weight and on specimens prepared with the <20 mm fraction only to study the effect of fibrous waste constituents on dynamic properties. Less cyclic degradation due to excess pore pressure generation was observed for specimens with greater fibrous material content. Dynamic properties obtained from this study are observed to be consistent with the data reported from USA landfills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number271 GSP
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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