Accession Number : ADA189708

Title :   Properties of Laboratory-Tested Specimens of Concrete from Small-Scale Seal Performance Tests at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 85-Feb 87,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Comes, Gregory D ; Wakeley, Lillian D ; O'Neil, Edward F , III

PDF Url : ADA189708

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : Development and field placement of a salt-saturated concrete at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) included extensive testing of field-cast specimens in laboratory. Such test specimens were cast during two field events, each part of the Small-Scale Seal Performance Tests (SSSPT) at the WIPP, designated Test Series A and B. This report presents data from laboratory tests of SSSPT specimens at ages of three days to one year. The concrete maintained desired physical properties throughout the testing program, maintaining a volume increase and achieving a compressive strength of near 7,000 psi at one year. Data were analyzed by a curve-fitting computer program, and are presented in figures showing best-fitting curves, which are models of the concrete properties with time. Keywords: Compressive strength, Dynamic modulus, Expansive concrete, Mechanical properties, Salt concrete, Static modulus.

Descriptors :   *COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, *CONCRETE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CURVE FITTING, EMPLACEMENT, ISOLATION, LABORATORY TESTS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PILOT PLANTS, SALTS, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), WASTES, SEALS(STOPPERS), WASTE DISPOSAL, WASTE MANAGEMENT, RADIOACTIVE WASTES, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, CIVIL ENGINEERING, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, PLUGGING

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE