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Title: Uniaxial and triaxial compression test series on Calico Hills tuff

Abstract

Forty-four uniaxial and triaxial compression experiments were performed on samples of the Tuffaceous beds of Calico Hills obtained from drill hole USW-G1 at Yucca Mountain on the Nevada Test Site. Water saturated and room dry test specimens were deformed at nominal strain rates of 10{sup -3}, 10{sup -5} and 10{sup -7} s{sup -1}; confining pressures of 0.1, 10 and 20 MPa; and room temperature. Resultant unconfined compressive strengths, axial strains to failure, Young`s moduli and Poisson`s ratios ranged from 14.2 to 42.0 MPa, 0.0037 to 0.0087, 2.52 to 9.72 GPA and 0.17 to 0.37, respectively.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
59477
Report Number(s):
SAND-82-1314
ON: DE83003769
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1982
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; TUFF; COMPRESSION STRENGTH; POISSON RATIO; YOUNG MODULUS; STRAIN RATE; NEVADA TEST SITE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; Yucca Mountain Project

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Price, R.H., and Jones, A.K.. Uniaxial and triaxial compression test series on Calico Hills tuff. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Price, R.H., & Jones, A.K.. Uniaxial and triaxial compression test series on Calico Hills tuff. United States.
Price, R.H., and Jones, A.K.. 1982. "Uniaxial and triaxial compression test series on Calico Hills tuff". United States. doi:.
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