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Title: Creep test of WIPP site anhydrite core
Authors: United States. Department of Energy.
Stowe, Richard L.
Keywords: Rock creep
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
New Mexico
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-85-13.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
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 were 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.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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