Borehole Security on the Yucca Mountain Project
A borehole security plan was developed and is being implemented to address safety, environmental protection and restoration, waste isolation, and security concerns related to boreholes...

Application of Indicator Geostatistics to the Gorleben Data Set
This paper describes a trial application of Indicator geostatistical methods to borehole data from the Gorleben site. Indicator variograms have been estimated from the site data and fitted...

Construction of TINS from Borehole Data

Case Study of an Offshore Horizontal Boring
A pipeline system was needed to transport natural gas from a discovery in Mobile Block 823 to Mobil's existing system inside Mobile Bay. Sand Island, a small barrier island off Dauphin...

High-Resolution Interwell Seismic Experiments in Sedimentary Formations
High-frequency interwell seismic data were acquired to examine full waveforms recorded in the pulsed mode and in the swept mode as well as to perform traveltime inversion tomography for...

A Wax-Coupled Borehole Seismic Detector for High-Resolution Measurements
A triaxial borehole seismic detector was developed for high-resolution measurements at frequencies up to 2,000 Hz. Applications for this detector include three-component shallow reverse...

Artificial Recharge Feasibility Evaluation by Field Investigation

Strontium Isotope Geochemistry of Calcite Fracture Fillings in Deep Core, Yucca Mountain, Nevada—A Progress Report

Experimental Study of Underground Exploration by Auger Boring on a Mars Rover
A system study was conducted on the possibility of exploring Mars using a Mars Rover, and particular efforts were focused on the underground exploration of Mars by an auger boring machine....

Tunnel Boring Machine Applications—Yucca Mountain Exploratory Studies Facility

System Selection of Concepts for Direct Disposal of Spent Fuel

Site Investigation Equipment Developed by Teollisuuden Voima Oy

Applications for Small-Diameter Horizontal Boring Equipment

The Technical Challenge of Mechanized Excavation for Nuclear Waste Repositories
The requirements of mechanized tunnelling and shafting techniques within this newly developing field, namely the excavation of Nuclear Waste Repositories, will challenge the designers...

Practical Technology Resulting from MADE Research
As is often the case, when theoretical research is performed, practical technology is developed in the process. This has occurred with the Macrodispersion Experiment (MADE) conducted at...

Nondestructive Testing Using Borehole and Surface Seismic Techniques to Evaluate Rock Mass Damage Zones
A suite of seismic tests was performed at the U12g tunnel at the Nevada Test Site. The methods include borehole (crosshole and downhole) and surface (Rayleigh wave and refraction) tests....

Instrumentation of High Pressure Pipelines Installed Using Auger Boring Methods

An Offshore Borehole Mining Experiment: Its Operational and Environmental Implications
The Continental Shelf Division of the Marine Minerals Technology Center (MMTC), conducted a miniborehole mining experiment offshore Georgia in June 1990. A remote placer drill developed...

Shaft Boring Machine—A Method of Mechanized Vertical Shaft Excavation
The Shaft Boring Machine (SBM) is a vertical application of proven rock boring technology. The machine applies a rotating cutter wheel with disk cutters for shaft excavation. The wheel...

Geologic Sample Handling and Logging at Apache Leap, Arizona
Early in 1990, the Yucca Mountain Project Office (Project Office; presently the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Office) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) completed two...

 

 

 

 

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