Accession Number:

ADA160444

Title:

Creep Test of WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant) Site Anhydrite Core.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A creep reaction frame, a test specimen deformation jacket, a data acquisition system, and a triaxial chamber were readied and verified for their suitability for conducting triaxial creep tests of hard rock. All the equipment was found to be adequate for doing triaxial creep tests. A limited number of creep tests was conducted on anhydrite rock core from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant WIPP site. Three of the four creep stages were observed during the testing. A logarithmic function was found to best fit the transient and steady-state creep stages. Originator-supplied keywords Rock creep, Anhydrite, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant WIPP, Repository sealing.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE