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Geotechnical properties and compaction characteristics of granular wastes as potential port reclamation fill

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • Recycling of waste produced by the coal and steel industry is environmentally prudent. Nevertheless, the rational evaluation and quantification of its construction potential as an effective port reclamation fill offers a significant challenge, considering the heterogeneity, vulnerability to breakage and collapse, and the lack of current knowledge of its performance under submerged loading conditions. The proposed laboratory and field testing, and numerical analysis to thoroughly explore the behaviour of granular waste fills, will facilitate the development of novel design guidelines and compaction charts for the practicing engineer, including the assessment of the relative efficiencies among static and dynamic compaction methods.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP100200265

Local Award Id


  • 100305

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • Recycling of waste produced by the coal and steel industry is environmentally prudent. Nevertheless, the rational evaluation and quantification of its construction potential as an effective port reclamation fill offers a significant challenge, considering the heterogeneity, vulnerability to breakage and collapse, and the lack of current knowledge of its performance under submerged loading conditions. The proposed laboratory and field testing, and numerical analysis to thoroughly explore the behaviour of granular waste fills, will facilitate the development of novel design guidelines and compaction charts for the practicing engineer, including the assessment of the relative efficiencies among static and dynamic compaction methods.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP100200265

Local Award Id


  • 100305