A simplified approach for slope stability analysis of uncontrolled waste dumps

Türer, Ahmet
Slope stability analysis of municipal solid waste has always been problematic because of the heterogeneous nature of the waste materials. The requirement for large testing equipment in order to obtain representative samples has identified the need for simplified approaches to obtain the unit weight and shear strength parameters of the waste. In the present study, two of the most recently published approaches for determining the unit weight and shear strength parameters of the waste have been incorporated into a slope stability analysis using the Bishop method to prepare slope stability charts. The slope stability charts were prepared for uncontrolled waste dumps having no liner and leachate collection systems with pore pressure ratios of 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5, considering the most critical slip surface passing through the toe of the slope. As the proposed slope stability charts were prepared by considering the change in unit weight as a function of height, they reflect field conditions better than accepting a constant unit weight approach in the stability analysis. They also streamline the selection of slope or height as a function of the desired factor of safety.


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Citation Formats
D. TÜRER and A. Türer, “A simplified approach for slope stability analysis of uncontrolled waste dumps,” WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH, pp. 146–156, 2011, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/45131.