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

Abstract

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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abstractNote = {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 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 the geomechanical monitoring and compares the current excavation performance to the design requirements. Chapter 9 lists the references and bibliography.},
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year = {Mon Apr 03 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
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