Exploratory Shaft Seismic Design Basis Working Group report; Yucca Mountain Project Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Exploratory Shaft Seismic Design Basis Working Group report; Yucca Mountain Project

Creator

  • Author: Subramanian, C.V.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
  • Author: King, J.L.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Science Applications International Corp., Las Vegas, NV (USA)
  • Author: Perkins, D.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Geological Survey, Denver, CO (USA)
  • Author: Mudd, R.W.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Fenix and Scisson, Inc., Tulsa, OK (USA)
  • Author: Richardson, A.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, Inc., San Francisco, CA (USA)
  • Author: Calovini, J.C.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Holmes and Narver, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (USA)
  • Author: Van Eeckhout, E.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
  • Author: Emerson, D.O.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)

Publisher

  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Additional Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

Date

  • Creation: 1990-08-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This report was prepared for the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP), which is managed by the US Department of Energy. The participants in the YMP are investigating the suitability of a site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for construction of a repository for high-level radioactive waste. An exploratory shaft facility (ESF) will be constructed to permit site characterization. The major components of the ESF are two shafts that will be used to provide access to the underground test areas for men, utilities, and ventilation. If a repository is constructed at the site, the exploratory shafts will be converted for use as intake ventilation shafts. In the context of both underground nuclear explosions (conducted at the nearby Nevada Test Site) and earthquakes, the report contains discussions of faulting potential at the site, control motions at depth, material properties of the different rock layers relevant to seismic design, the strain tensor for each of the waveforms along the shaft liners, and the method for combining the different strain components along the shaft liners. The report also describes analytic methods, assumptions used to ensure conservatism, and uncertainties in the data. The analyses show that none of the shafts` structures, systems, or components are important to public radiological safety; therefore, the shafts need only be designed to ensure worker safety, and the report recommends seismic design parameters appropriate for this purpose. 31 refs., 5 figs., 6 tabs.
  • Physical Description: 118 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: Nuclear Explosions
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Storage
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Facilities
  • Keyword: Seismic S Waves
  • Keyword: Seismic P Waves
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain
  • Keyword: Geologic Faults
  • Keyword: Data Covariances
  • Keyword: Seismic Effects
  • STI Subject Categories: 58 Geosciences
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain Project
  • Keyword: Safety
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Stratigraphy
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Underground Explosions
  • Keyword: Ground Motion
  • Keyword: Underground Facilities
  • Keyword: Shaft Excavations
  • Keyword: Strains
  • Keyword: High-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Earthquakes

Source

  • Other Information: PBD: Aug 1990

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Other: DE91000455
  • Report No.: SAND--88-1203
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/137891
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 137891
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626472

Note

  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE91000455