Anisotropy of mechanical properties of tuff at Yucca Mountain

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The purpose of this study is to investigate anisotropy of mechanical properties, namely, compressive strength and modulus, for Tiva Canyon welded tuff from the starter tunnel at Yucca Mountain. Mechanical properties of Tiva Canyon Tuff are needed for the design of the ramps and drifts within the Tiva Canyon horizon. Approximately one cubic foot block samples, all of which were from the thermo -- mechanical unit TCw, were obtained from a muck pile containing excavated rock from the starter tunnel. Specimens were cored from the block samples in two distinct orientations: parallel and perpendicular to the lithophysal cavity orientation. Since ... continued below

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Karakouzian, M. & Hudyma, N. June 1, 1995.

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The purpose of this study is to investigate anisotropy of mechanical properties, namely, compressive strength and modulus, for Tiva Canyon welded tuff from the starter tunnel at Yucca Mountain. Mechanical properties of Tiva Canyon Tuff are needed for the design of the ramps and drifts within the Tiva Canyon horizon. Approximately one cubic foot block samples, all of which were from the thermo -- mechanical unit TCw, were obtained from a muck pile containing excavated rock from the starter tunnel. Specimens were cored from the block samples in two distinct orientations: parallel and perpendicular to the lithophysal cavity orientation. Since lithophysal cavity orientation is predominantly horizontal in the field, parallel specimens can be considered horizontal and perpendicular specimens vertical with respect to the rock mass. The specimens were NX sized (5.4 cm diameter) and had a length-to-diameter ratio of 2:1. The air dried specimens were tested at room temperature in a triaxial chamber at confining pressures of 0.1, 5, and 10 MPa, and at a compressive axial strain rate of 10{sup {minus}5} s{sup {minus}}. The Young`s Modulus values were calculated by a least squares fit of stress - strain data between 10 and 50% of the ultimate strength.

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  • International high-level radioactive waste management conference: progress toward understanding, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 1-5 May 1995

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  • Report No.: CONF-950570--24
  • Grant Number: FC08-90NV10872
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 90377
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Karakouzian, M. & Hudyma, N. Anisotropy of mechanical properties of tuff at Yucca Mountain, article, June 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc793474/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.