Deformation mechanism of the underground excavations at the WIPP site

Citation
S. Kwon et Jw. Wilson, Deformation mechanism of the underground excavations at the WIPP site, ROCK MECH R, 32(2), 1999, pp. 101-122
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Geological Petroleum & Minig Engineering
Journal title
ROCK MECHANICS AND ROCK ENGINEERING
ISSN journal
0723-2632 → ACNP
Volume
32
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
101 - 122
Database
ISI
SICI code
0723-2632(199904/06)32:2<101:DMOTUE>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
The deformational behavior of underground excavations in rock salt is diffi cult to predict because of the time-dependent properties of rock salt, and its response to many other parameters, which influence its behavior. To inv estigate the influence of important parameters such as time, temperature, g eology, opening geometry, excavation sequence, and effects of the immediate roof layer on underground excavations in rock salt, deformation measuremen ts from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) were used.