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Parametric sensitivity analysis of coupled mechanical consolidation and contaminant transport through clay barriers

TW Lewis, P Pivonka, SG Fityus, DW Smith

COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

In this paper, an extensive parametric sensitivity analysis of coupled consolidation and solute transport in composite landfill liner systems has been undertaken. The analysis incorporates results of more than 3000 simulations for various combinations of barrier thickness, waste loading rate, initial void ratio, compression index, hydraulic conductivity and dispersion coefficient. However, it is noted that to limit the extent of the study a constant coefficient of consolidation is assumed in the analysis presented here, though this assumption is easily relaxed. Results of the parametric sensitivity analysis are succinctly presented using dimensionless plots, which allow the comparison of res..

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