Techniques for Long-Term Management of Confined Disposal Areas,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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Systematic management of confined dredged material disposal sites is becoming increasingly necessary as competition for land use intensifies in regions in which most dredging projects are located. Long-term management of either single or multiple disposal sites entails determination of the storage capacity required to contain the sediments to be dredged over a period of years. Techniques for constructive management of confined disposal sites have been developed at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. The purpose of this paper is to present techniques to be utilized in long-term management of confined dredged material disposal areas. The large strain consolidation behavior of dredged material and use of an available finite strain mathematical model are discussed. Recommendations will be made concerning operation of the disposal sites to maximize potential service life or available storage capacity.
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