Permeability testing of fractures in climax stock granite at the Nevada Test Site [electronic resource].
- Livermore, Calif. : Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1980.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 22 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Permeability tests conducted in the Climax stock granitic rock mass indicate that the bulk rock permeability can be highly variable. If moderately to highly fractured zones are encountered, the permeability values may lie in the range of 10⁻⁴ to 10⁻¹ darcies. If, on the other hand, only intact rock or healed fractures are encountered, the permeability is found to be less than 10⁻⁹ darcies. In order to assess the thermomechanical effect on fracture permeability, discrete fractures will be packed off and tested periodically throughout the thermal cycle caused by the emplacement of spent nuclear fuel in the Climax stock.
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Repository sealing field testing workshop, Santa Fe, NM (United States), 18-19 Sep 1980.
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