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An intensive laboratory investigation is being performed to determine the mechanical properties of tuffs for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP). Most recently, experiments are being performed on tuff samples from a series of drill holes along the proposed alignment of the Exploratory Study Facilities (ESF) north ramp. Unconfined compression and indirect tension experiments are being performed and the results are being analyzed with the help of bulk property information. The results on samples from five of the drill holes are presented here. In general, the properties vary widely, but are highly dependent on the sample porosity.

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Price, R.H.; Martin, R.J.; Boyd, P.J. & Noel, J.S. July 1, 1994.

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An intensive laboratory investigation is being performed to determine the mechanical properties of tuffs for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP). Most recently, experiments are being performed on tuff samples from a series of drill holes along the proposed alignment of the Exploratory Study Facilities (ESF) north ramp. Unconfined compression and indirect tension experiments are being performed and the results are being analyzed with the help of bulk property information. The results on samples from five of the drill holes are presented here. In general, the properties vary widely, but are highly dependent on the sample porosity.

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  • International high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 22-26 May 1994

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  • Other: DE94015280
  • Report No.: SAND--94-0305C
  • Report No.: CONF-940553--78
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 145486
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622028

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Price, R.H.; Martin, R.J.; Boyd, P.J. & Noel, J.S. Text for Mechanical and bulk properties in support of ESF design issues, article, July 1, 1994; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622028/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.