Master of Engineering (ME)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
First Committee Member
Barbara A. Luke
Number of Pages
A bench-scale model was developed to simulate the effects of subsidence on compacted monofill-type landfill covers for the low-level radioactive waste landfills of the Radioactive Waste Management Sites of the Nevada Test Site. Of particular interest is the collapse mechanism of the cover with respect to the soil density and compaction water content. Collapse in covers compacted at lower water content was in the form of progressive upward caving by consistent raveling, with distinct, continuous preferential pathways for saturated fluid flow and vapor migration formed. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Bench; Cover; Effects; Evaluate; Landfill; Mechanical; Modeling; Monofill; Scale; Subsidence; Type
Civil engineering; Environmental engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Tan, Yuboon, "Bench-scale modeling to evaluate the mechanical effects of subsidence on a monofill-type landfill cover" (2002). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1402.
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