Mapping moisture distribution in Yucca Mountain using electrical resistance tomography

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The Single Heater Test (SHT) is being conducted as an integral part of the testing and studies by the US Department of Energy to evaluate the suitability of Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a potential site for a deep geologic repository for the permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high level nuclear waste. The objective of the SHT is to study the thermo-hydrologic, thermo-mechanical, and thermochemical responses of the Topopah springs tuff in Yucca Mountain. This paper describes electrical resistance tomography (ERT) surveys made during the SHT to map changes in electrical resistivity caused by temperature and moisture changes ... continued below

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Daily, W. & Ramirez, A. September 1, 1997.

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The Single Heater Test (SHT) is being conducted as an integral part of the testing and studies by the US Department of Energy to evaluate the suitability of Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a potential site for a deep geologic repository for the permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high level nuclear waste. The objective of the SHT is to study the thermo-hydrologic, thermo-mechanical, and thermochemical responses of the Topopah springs tuff in Yucca Mountain. This paper describes electrical resistance tomography (ERT) surveys made during the SHT to map changes in electrical resistivity caused by temperature and moisture changes in the rock mass. The subsequent interpretation of this data to produce images of moisture distribution in the rock mass is also presented. Of particular interest are the formation and movement of condensate within the fractured rock.

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  • 1998 international high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 11-14 May 1998

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--128743
  • Report No.: CONF-980516--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 651805
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Daily, W. & Ramirez, A. Mapping moisture distribution in Yucca Mountain using electrical resistance tomography, article, September 1, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710410/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.