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Title: Geomechanical properties of Topopah Spring Tuff at the 0.5-m scale: preliminary results of compression tests at elevated temperature

Abstract

This report presents preliminary results of laboratory testing of a small block sample of Topopah Spring Tuff. This is the first in a series of tests on small block samples. The purpose of these tests is to investigate the thermal-mechanical, thermal-hydrological, and thermal-chemical response of the rock to conditions similar to the near-field environment (NFE) of a potential nuclear waste repository. This report presents preliminary results of deformation and elastic- wave velocity measurements on a 0.5-m scale block of Topopah Spring tuff tested in uniaxial compression and at temperatures to 85{degrees}C.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
664428
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-125089
ON: DE98058623
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 25 Aug 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; TUFF; GEOLOGY; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; COMPRESSION; HYDROLOGY; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE

Citation Formats

Blair, S. C., LLNL. Geomechanical properties of Topopah Spring Tuff at the 0.5-m scale: preliminary results of compression tests at elevated temperature. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/664428.
Blair, S. C., LLNL. Geomechanical properties of Topopah Spring Tuff at the 0.5-m scale: preliminary results of compression tests at elevated temperature. United States. doi:10.2172/664428.
Blair, S. C., LLNL. Mon . "Geomechanical properties of Topopah Spring Tuff at the 0.5-m scale: preliminary results of compression tests at elevated temperature". United States. doi:10.2172/664428. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/664428.
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year = {Mon Aug 25 00:00:00 EDT 1997},
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