Welcome to the Municipal
Solid-Waste properties website.

This website presents results from the NSF-funded
research titled "Evaluation of MSW static and
dynamic properties".

More information on the properties of MSW will
become available as the research project
Website Updates

  • July 2010: New paper published: Zekkos, D., Athanasopoulos, G. A.,
    Bray, J .D., Theodoratos, A., and Grizi, A. (2010), “Large-scale Direct
    Shear Testing of Municipal Solid Waste”, Waste Management
    Journal, 30 pp. 1544–1555. Contact us for a free copy.

  • May 15th, 2009: New paper published: Bray, J. D., Zekkos, D.,
    Kavazanjian, E., Jr., Athanasopoulos, G. A., Riemer, M. F. (2009),
    "Shear strength of Municipal Solid Waste", Journal of Geotechnical
    and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, June 2009, Vol. 135, No. 6,
    pp. 709-722.  Contact us for a free copy.

  • June 1st, 2008: Zekkos, D., Bray, J. D., Stokoe, K., Kavazanjian, E.,
    Rathje, E., Athanasopoulos, G. A., Riemer, M., Matasovic, N., Lee, J. J.,
    Seos, B. (2008), “Recent Findings on the Static and Dynamic
    Properties of Municipal Solid Waste”, ASCE-Geoinstitute
    Geocongress 2008, Geotechnics of Waste Management and
    Remediation, eotechnical Special Publication (GSP) #177, pp. 176-
    183. Contact us for a free copy.

  • June 1st, 2008: Zekkos, D., Bray, J.D., and Riemer, M.F. (2008)
    Shear Modulus and Material Damping of Municipal Solid Waste
    Based on Large-Scale Cyclic Triaxial Testing,”Canadian
    Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2008, pp. 45-58. go!

  • December 1st, 2007: Added paper titled "Response of Municipal
    Solid Waste from Tri-Cities landfill in Triaxial Compression"  
    presented in the Proceedings Sardinia 2007, Eleventh International
    Waste Management and Landfill Symposium. go!

  • July 28th, 2007: Added section on stress-strain-strength response of
    MSW. Included paper presented in the 4th International Conference
    on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. go!

  • September 9th, 2006: Dimitrios Zekkos' PhD Thesis on "Evaluation of
    Static and Dynamic Properties of Municipal Solid-Waste" was
    added. go!

  • June 4th, 2006: Added section on dynamic properties of MSW.
    Included paper presented in the 8th National Conference on
    Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, May 2006. go!
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