We propose to continue the investigation of the long term strength of Yucca Mountain tuffs, with particular emphasis on tuffs from and near the emplacement horizon. We propose to also continue and expand the investigation of the spatial variability of rock strength and stiffness. An intrinsic component of this planned rock testing is the testing of rock joints. Although the emphasis is on tests aimed at determining long term strength, as part of the testing measurements of stiffness also are collected, and will be collected, reported, and analyzed.
Materials – Fatigue; Nevada – Yucca Mountain; Rocks – Creep; Volcanic ash, tuff, etc.; Volcanic ash, tuff, etc. – Testing
Geology | Mechanics of Materials | Volcanology
Daemen, J. J.,
Smiecinski, A. J.,
Keeler, R. E.
Long-Term Mechanical Behavior of Yucca Mountain Tuffs, and its Variability.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/yucca_mtn_pubs/114