Next Article in Journal
Recent Strategies for Environmental Remediation of Organochlorine Pesticides
Next Article in Special Issue
Factors That Affect Liquefaction-Induced Lateral Spreading in Large Subduction Earthquakes
Previous Article in Journal
Strain Field Evolution Characteristics of Free Surface during Crater Blasting in Sandstone under High Stress
Previous Article in Special Issue
Model Test and Numerical Simulation of Single Pile Response under Combined Loading in Slope
Open AccessArticle

Stability of Extended Earth Berm for High Landfill

School of Civil Engineering and Transportation, South China University of Technology, Wushan Rd, Guangzhou 510641, China
China Railway Southern Investment Co., Ltd., Shenzhen 518054, China
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(18), 6281;
Received: 5 August 2020 / Revised: 29 August 2020 / Accepted: 2 September 2020 / Published: 10 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Geotechnical Engineering)
This study presents a stability analysis of an extended berm reinforced by geotextiles, with a steep slope of 1V:1.1H (vertical: horizontal). Finite element (FE) analyses were carried out to explore the failure mechanism and factor of safety (FOS) of the berm, on which the effect of the strength of geotextiles, leachate level, and anti-slide pile arrangement located at the toe of the berm were considered. It was found that: (1) failure surfaces developed along the interface between the new and the existing berms; (2) the FOS decreased as the leachate increased, and an FOS value of 1.42 could be obtained if the leachate level was controlled at a height of 20 m; (3) the tensile force of geotextiles was far lower than the available strength, which suggested that the geotextile had enough of a safety reserve; and (4) one row of longer piles at the toe of the berm performed better than two rows of shorter piles if the total length of piles was the same. The design and analysis of this project can be used as a reference for landfill expansion. Especially for a site condition with limited space, a geosynthetic-reinforced soil (GRS) berm is a safe, reliable and promising alternative. View Full-Text
Keywords: stability analysis; berm; municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill; geotextile; factor of safety stability analysis; berm; municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill; geotextile; factor of safety
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Jiang, H.; Zhou, X.; Xiao, Z. Stability of Extended Earth Berm for High Landfill. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 6281.

AMA Style

Jiang H, Zhou X, Xiao Z. Stability of Extended Earth Berm for High Landfill. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(18):6281.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Jiang, Haoran; Zhou, Xiaowen; Xiao, Ziwei. 2020. "Stability of Extended Earth Berm for High Landfill" Appl. Sci. 10, no. 18: 6281.

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Search more from Scilit
Back to TopTop