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TOPOGRAPHY, STRESSES, AND STABILITY AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA.

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Abstract

Plane-strain solutions are used to analyze the influence of topography on the state of stress at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. The results are in good agreement with the measured stress components obtained in drill holes by the hydraulic-fracturing technique, particularly those measured directly beneath the crest of the ridge, and indicate that these stresses are gravitationally induced. A separate analysis takes advantage of the fact that a well-developed set of vertical faults and fractures, subparallel to the ridge trend, imparts a vertical transverse isotropy to the rock and that, as a consequence of gravitational loading, unequal horizontal stresses are induced in directions perpendicular and parallel to the anisotropy.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
TOPOGRAPHY, STRESSES, AND STABILITY AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA.
ISBN:
906191602X
Volume
2
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
A. A. Balkema
Publisher location:
Rotterdam, Neth
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings - Symposium on Rock Mechanics
First page:
1121
Last page:
1129
Number of Pages:
9
Conference Title:
Research & Engineering Applications in Rock Masses, Proceedings of the 26th US Symposium on Rock Mechanics.
Conference Location:
Rapid City, SD, USA