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Experimental Evaluation of the Performance of Geomembrane Liner Subject to Downdrag and Seismic Loading

Abstract A series of experiments were conducted to support validation of a numerical model for the performance of geomembrane liners subject to waste settlement and seismic loading. These experiments included large scale centrifuge model testing of a geomembrane-lined landfill, small scale laboratory testing to get the relevant properties of the materials used in the large scale centrifuge model, and tensile tests on seamed geomembrane coupons. The landfill model in the large scale centrifuge test was built with a cemented sand base, a thin film NafionTM geomembrane liner, and a mixture of sand and peat for model waste. The centrifuge model was spun up to 60 g, allowed to settle, and then subjected to seismic loading at three different peak ground a... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Gutierrez, Angel (Author) / Kavazanjian, Edward (Advisor) / Zapata, Claudia (Committee member) / Jang, Jaewon (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / centrifuge / concentration / earthquake / geomembrane / seismic / strains
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 107 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil and Environmental Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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