Experiment and analysis comparison in support of the Yucca Mountain Project

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Sandia National Laboratories, as a participant in the Yucca Mountain Project, administered by the Nevada Operations Office of the US Department of Energy, is in the process of evaluating a proposed site for geologic disposal of high-level nuclear wastes in the volcanic tuffs at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. In a repository, loads will be imposed on the rock mass as a result of excavation of the openings and heating of the rock by the nuclear waste. In an attempt to gain a better understanding of the thermal, mechanical, and thermomechanical response of fractured tuff, a series of experiments have been performed, ... continued below

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Chen, E.P.; Bauer, S.J.; Costin, L.S. & Hansen, F.D. January 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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Sandia National Laboratories, as a participant in the Yucca Mountain Project, administered by the Nevada Operations Office of the US Department of Energy, is in the process of evaluating a proposed site for geologic disposal of high-level nuclear wastes in the volcanic tuffs at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. In a repository, loads will be imposed on the rock mass as a result of excavation of the openings and heating of the rock by the nuclear waste. In an attempt to gain a better understanding of the thermal, mechanical, and thermomechanical response of fractured tuff, a series of experiments have been performed, and measurements have been taken in the welded and nonwelded tuffs at the G-Tunnel underground test facility at Rainier Mesa, Nevada. Comparisons between measured and calculated data of the G-Tunnel High-Pressure Flatjack Development Experiment are presented in this investigation. Calculated results were obtained from two dimensional finite element analysis using a recently developed compliant-joint rock-mass model. The purpose of this work was to assess the predictive capability of the model based on limited material property data for the G-Tunnel welded tuff. The results of this evaluation are discussed.

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  • International conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Cairns (Australia), 6-10 May 1991

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  • Other: DE91005315
  • Report No.: SAND--90-2817C
  • Report No.: CONF-9105103--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138028
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623873

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Chen, E.P.; Bauer, S.J.; Costin, L.S. & Hansen, F.D. Experiment and analysis comparison in support of the Yucca Mountain Project, article, January 1, 1991; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623873/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.