# Resistance Factor Calculations for Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) of MSW Landfill Slopes

Basha, B Munwar and K V N S, Raviteja (2017) Resistance Factor Calculations for Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) of MSW Landfill Slopes. In: Geoenvironmental Practices and Sustainability. Developments in Geotechnical Engineering . Springer, pp. 47-56. ISBN 978-981-10-4076-4

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## Abstract

It is obvious to note that there is a significant amount of variability connected with shear parameters of municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. To ensure uniform safety and reliability, the design approaches in the US have progressively transformed to the load and resistance factor design (LRFD) format. It may be desirable to the successful development and adoption of reliability-based resistance factors for the design of landfill slopes taking into account the significant variability of shear strength parameters. The exhaustive studies reported on shear parameters of MSW are compiled and reviewed. The mean, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation (COV) associated with shear parameters are obtained using statistical analysis. The probability density functions (PDFs) are plotted for unit weight, cohesion, and friction angle. The PDFs show that high range of variability associated with shear parameters and should be given due consideration in the optimum designs. Therefore, the present work reports a procedure for determining the resistance factors for stability number (in terms of unit weight, cohesion) and friction angle of MSW in accordance with LRFD of MSW landfill slopes that target a specific reliability index. A simple first-order reliability method (FORM) is reported to compute the ranges for the resistance factors. Perhaps, this is the first study to propose resistance factors for the design of MSW slopes. The stability number (in terms of unit weight, cohesion) and friction angle of the MSW are treated as random variables. The Spencer method of slices has been employed to formulate the performance function against the sliding failure of finite slopes. It is illustrated that the uniform safety levels can be obtained by using the proposed resistance factors.

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IITH Creators:
IITH CreatorsORCiD
Basha, B MunwarUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Load resistance factor design, Municipal solid waste, Slope, Landfills, Method of slices
Subjects: Civil Engineering
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 04:41