Award Date

1-1-2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Engineering (ME)

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Committee Member

Barbara A. Luke

Number of Pages

136

Abstract

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.).

Keywords

Bench; Cover; Effects; Evaluate; Landfill; Mechanical; Modeling; Monofill; Scale; Subsidence; Type

Controlled Subject

Civil engineering; Environmental engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

3246.08 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/vz4v-8mwd


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