Rock Mechanics Aspects of the ESF Design

by Marek Mrugala, PB-KBB Inc, United States,
Saeed Bonabian, PB-KBB Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


Selected aspects of the ESF rock mechanics design are outlined with emphasis placed on specific requirements imposed on the design process conducted within quality assurance-controlled environment. Limited discussion is devoted to general approach used in rock support design.

Subject Headings: Rock mechanics | Radioactive wastes | Geology | Shafts | Underground storage | Computer aided design | Waste disposal | Site investigation

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