Procedure development study: Low strain rate and creep experiments; Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project

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Licensing of the potential nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would require, among other things, demonstrations of the long term usability of the underground facilities. Such a demonstration involves analysis of the mechanical response of the rock to the presence of underground openings and heat-producing waste, which in turn requires data on the mechanical properties of the rock. This document describes the experimental results from a scoping study which led to the development of procedures for performing quality-affecting rock-mechanics experiments on intact rock. The future experiments performed with these procedures will produce information on the time-dependent ... continued below

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Martin, R.J. III; Boyd, P.J.; Noel, J.S. & Price, R.H. October 1, 1991.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Licensing of the potential nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would require, among other things, demonstrations of the long term usability of the underground facilities. Such a demonstration involves analysis of the mechanical response of the rock to the presence of underground openings and heat-producing waste, which in turn requires data on the mechanical properties of the rock. This document describes the experimental results from a scoping study which led to the development of procedures for performing quality-affecting rock-mechanics experiments on intact rock. The future experiments performed with these procedures will produce information on the time-dependent deformation of welded tuff and represent one aspect of the overall effort to characterize the rheology of the rock mass. 3 refs., 42 figs., 6 tabs.

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INIS; OSTI as DE92003613

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  • Other Information: PBD: Oct 1991

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  • Other: DE92003613
  • Report No.: SAND--91-0527
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/138247 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138247
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622262

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Martin, R.J. III; Boyd, P.J.; Noel, J.S. & Price, R.H. Procedure development study: Low strain rate and creep experiments; Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project, report, October 1, 1991; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622262/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.