Properties of Tuffs, Grout and Other Materials.
Final rept. 1 Sep 79-31 Nov 81,
TERRA TEK INC SALT LAKE CITY UT
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The mechanical and physical properties of various natural geologic and man-made materials have been determined for the Test Directorate, Field Command, DNA. The testing was performed in support of the Nevada Test Site nuclear test program and covered the period from 1 September 1979 to 31 November 1981. The contract number was DNA 001-78-C-0395 and Mr. J. W. LaComb was the Contracting Officer Representative. The mechanical and physical properties of tuffs and grouts from the Nevada Test Site were determined. The tests performed included unconfined compression, triaxial compression, and uniaxial strain. More specialized tests were also performed. These included drained hydrostatic compression tests on grout to study characteristic drainage times, triaxial compression tests on stress-cycled grout, permeability experiments on stress-cycled and pristine grout, and elevated and room temperature unconfined compression and creep tests on coal tar epoxy - pea gravel mixtures.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass