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Title: Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report, July 1991--June 1992. Volume 1

Abstract

The Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report documents the geotechnical data from the underground excavations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) located near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The data are used to characterize conditions, confirm design assumptions, and understand and predict the performance of the underground excavations during operations. The data are obtained as part of a routine monitoring program and do not include data from tests performed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), the Scientific Advisor to the project, in support of performance assessment studies. The purpose of the geomechanical monitoring program is to provide in situ data to support continuing assessments of the design for the underground facilities. Specifically, the program provides: Early detection of conditions that could compromise operational safety; evaluation of room closure to ensure retrievability of waste; guidance for design modifications and remedial actions; and data for interpreting the actual behavior of underground openings, in comparison with established design criteria. This Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report covers the period July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992. Volume 1 provides an interpretation of the field data while Volume 2 describes and presents the data itself.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Carlsbad, NM (United States). Waste Isolation Div.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10181534
Report Number(s):
DOE/WIPP-93-019-Vol.1
ON: DE93040928; TRN: 93:021813
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-86AL31950
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; WIPP; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; NEW MEXICO; EXCAVATION; SALT DEPOSITS; ROOF BOLTS; NUMERICAL DATA; STRATIGRAPHY; 052002; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE

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Not Available. Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report, July 1991--June 1992. Volume 1. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/10181534.
Not Available. Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report, July 1991--June 1992. Volume 1. United States. doi:10.2172/10181534.
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  • The Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report presents the data for the assessments of the geotechnical status of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). During the period of shaft sinking and construction of the principal underground access and experimental areas, reporting was on a quarterly basis. Since 1987, reporting has been carried out annually because excavation of the waste storage panels will take place more slowly and over an extended period. This report presents the data collected up to June 30, 1992. This report focuses on the presentation of geotechnical data from the various underground facilities including the shafts, shaftmore » stations, access drifts, test rooms, and waste storage areas. It also describes the techniques used to acquire the data and the performance history of the instruments.« less
  • The Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report presents the data for the assessment of the geotechnical status of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). During the period of shaft sinking and construction of the principal underground access and experimental areas, reporting was on a quarterly basis. Since 1987, reporting has been carried out annually because excavation of the waste storage panels is taking place more slowly and over an extended period. This report presents the data collected up to June 30, 1991. This report focuses on the presentation of geotechnical data from the various underground facilities including the shafts stations,more » access drifts, test rooms, and waste storage areas. It also describes the techniques used to acquire the data and the performance history of the instruments.« less
  • The Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report documents the geotechnical data from the underground excavations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) located near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The data are used to characterize conditions, confirm design assumption, and understand and predict the performance of the underground excavations during operations. During the construction of the principal underground access and experimental areas, reporting was on a quarterly basis. Since 1987, reporting has been carried out annually because additional excavations such as the waste storage panels, will take place gradually over an extended period. This report presents and analyzes data collected up tomore » June 30, 1991. The two-volume format of the Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report was selected to meet the needs of several audiences. Volume I focuses on the geotechnical performance of the various underground facilities including the shafts, shaft stations, access drifts, test rooms, and waste storage areas. The results of excavation effects investigations, stratigraphic mapping, and the occurrence of brine are also documented. It provides an evaluation of the geotechnical aspects of performance in the context of the relevant design criteria. The depth and breadth of the evaluation for the different underground facilities varies according to the types and quantities of data that are available, and the complexity of the recorded geotechnical responses.« less
  • The Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report documents the geotechnical data from the underground excavations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) located near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The data are used to characterize conditions, confirm design assumption, and understand and predict the performance of the underground excavations during operations. During the construction of the principal underground access and experimental areas, reporting was on a quarterly basis. Since 1987, reporting has been carried out annually because additional excavations such as the waste storage panels, will take place gradually over an extended period. This report presents and analyzes data collected up tomore » June 30, 1991. The two-volume format of the Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report was selected to meet the needs of several audiences. Volume I focuses on the geotechnical performance of the various underground facilities including the shafts, shaft stations, access drifts, test rooms, and waste storage areas. The results of excavation effects investigations, stratigraphic mapping, and the occurrence of brine are also documented. It provides an evaluation of the geotechnical aspects of performance in the context of the relevant design criteria. The depth and breadth of the evaluation for the different underground facilities varies according to the types and quantities of data that are available, and the complexity of the recorded geotechnical responses.« less
  • The Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report presents the data for the assessment of the geotechnical status of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). During the period of shaft sinking and construction of the principal underground access and experimental areas, reporting was on a quarterly basis. Since 1987, reporting has been carried out annually because excavation of the waste storage panels is taking place more slowly and over an extended period. This report presents the data collected up to June 30, 1991. This report focuses on the presentation of geotechnical data from the various underground facilities including the shafts stations,more » access drifts, test rooms, and waste storage areas. It also describes the techniques used to acquire the data and the performance history of the instruments.« less