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Title: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Geotechnical Analysis Report for July 2004 - June 2005, Volume 1

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This Geotechnical Analysis Report (GAR) presents and interprets the geotechnical data from the underground excavations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The data, which are obtained as part of a regular monitoring program, are used to characterize conditions, to compare actual performance to the design assumptions, and to evaluate and forecast the performance of the underground excavations. GARs have been available to the public since 1983. During the Site and Preliminary Design Validation (SPDV) Program, the architect/engineer for the project produced these reports quarterly to document the geomechanical performance during and immediately after early excavations of the underground facility. Since the completion of the construction phase of the project in 1987, the management and operating contractor for the facility has prepared these reports annually. This report describes the performance and condition of selected areas from July 1, 2004, to June 30, 2005. It is divided into nine chapters. Chapter 1 provides background information on WIPP, its mission, and the purpose and scope of the Geomechanical Monitoring Program. Chapter 2 describes the local and regional geology of the WIPP site. Chapters 3 and 4 describe the geomechanical instrumentation in the shafts and shaft stations, present the data collected by thatmore » instrumentation, and provide interpretation of these data. Chapters 5 and 6 present the results of geomechanical monitoring in the two main portions of the WIPP underground (the access drifts and the waste disposal area). Chapter 7 discusses the results of the Geoscience Program, which include fracture mapping and borehole observations. Chapter 8 summarizes the results of the geomechanical monitoring and compares the current excavation performance to the design requirements. Chapter 9 lists the references and bibliography.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, NM
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
926085
Report Number(s):
DOE/WIPP-06-3177, Volume 1
TRN: US1001877
DOE Contract Number:
AC29-01AL66444
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Companion Document to DOE/WIPP-06-3177, Volume 2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; BOREHOLES; CONSTRUCTION; CONTRACTORS; DESIGN; EXCAVATION; FRACTURES; GEOLOGY; MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; PERFORMANCE; VALIDATION; WASTE DISPOSAL; WIPP; GIS; geomechanical instrumentation system; marker bed; remote-handled; contact-handled; Hazardous Waste Facility Permit; system design description; site and preliminary design validation; transuranic; TRU; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; shaft; geological; R&D; mixed waste; creep closure; deformation; displacement; evaporite; anhydrite; halite; gypsiferous; dolomite; mudstone; redbeds; excavation; undulates; embedment; rock bolts; piezometers; concentrate; catch basin; seepage; stratigraphy; borehole; convergence; repository; deterioration; scaling; trimming

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Washington TRU Solutions LLC. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Geotechnical Analysis Report for July 2004 - June 2005, Volume 1. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/926085.
Washington TRU Solutions LLC. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Geotechnical Analysis Report for July 2004 - June 2005, Volume 1. United States. doi:10.2172/926085.
Washington TRU Solutions LLC. Mon . "Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Geotechnical Analysis Report for July 2004 - June 2005, Volume 1". United States. doi:10.2172/926085. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/926085.
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  • This Geotechnical Analysis Report (GAR) presents and interprets geotechnical data from the underground excavations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The data, which are obtained as part of a regular monitoring program, are used to characterize conditions, to compare actual performance to the design assumptions, and to evaluate and forecast the performance of the underground excavations. GARs have been available to the public since 1983. During the Site and Preliminary Design Validation (SPDV) Program, the architect/engineer for the project produced these reports quarterly to document the geomechanical performance during and immediately after early excavations of the underground facility. Sincemore » completion of the construction phase of the project in 1987, the management and operating contractor for the facility has prepared these reports annually. This report describes the performance and condition of selected areas from July 1, 2005, to June 30, 2006. It is divided into nine chapters. Chapter 1 provides background information on WIPP, its mission, and the purpose and scope of the geomechanical monitoring program. Chapter 2 describes the local and regional geology of the WIPP site. Chapters 3 and 4 describe the geomechanical instrumentation in the shafts and shaft stations, present the data collected by that instrumentation, and provide interpretation of these data. Chapters 5 and 6 present the results of geomechanical monitoring in the two main portions of the WIPP underground (the access drifts and the waste disposal area). Chapter 7 discusses the results of the Geoscience Program, which include fracture mapping and borehole observations. Chapter 8 summarizes the results of geomechanical monitoring and compares the current excavation performance to the design requirements. Chapter 9 lists references.« less
  • This report is a compilation of geotechnical data presented as plots for each active instrument installed in the underground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) through June 30, 2006. A summary of the geotechnical analyses that were performed using the enclosed data is provided in Volume 1 of the Geotechnical Analysis Report (GAR).
  • The Geotechnical Field Data and Analysis Report (GFDAR) is prepared to provide a timely 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. Because geotechnical responses of existing underground facilities have slowed to nearly steady-state and excavation of the waste storage panels will take place more slowly and over an extended period, reporting in the coming years will be on an annual cycle. Volume 2 constitutes the principal documentation and presentation of data and techniquesmore » used to acquire the data, the performance history of the instrumentation, and the complete set of data from each of the underground facilities. In addition, it presents the results of geologic logging, stratigraphic mapping, and mapping and evaluation of excavation-induced fractures. This volume has as its anticipated audience those Project personnel who need to perform data analyses beyond those provided in Volume 1, and external personnel who may choose to perform other analyses and evaluations for their own purposes. 2 refs., 368 figs., 27 tabs.« less
  • This report is a compilation of geotechnical data presented as plots for each active instrument installed in the underground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) through June 30, 2005. A summary of the geotechnical analyses that were performed using the enclosed data is provided in Volume 1 of the Geotechnical Analysis Report (GAR).
  • Data are presented from the 18 W/m{sup 2} Mockup for Defense High-Level Waste, a very large scale in situ test fielded underground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). These data include selected fielding information, test configuration, instrumentation activities, and comprehensive results from a large number of gages. The results in this report give measured data from the mechanical response gages, i.e., room closure gages, extensometers, and stress meters emplaced in the test. Construction of the test began in June 1984; gage data in this report cover the complete test duration, that is, to June 1990.