Geological and Geotechnical Considerations on New Cavity Mining at WIPP

Geotechnical Considerations: Summary

Stratigraphy

WIPP Stratigraphy

Local Stratigraphy

WIPP Facility

WIPP Facility

Salt Advantages/Disadvantages

Salt Creep

Salt Creep

Underground Design Issues

Underground Design Issues: Salt Creep

Salt Creep: Borehole Closure

Underground Design Issues: Failure

Underground Design Issues: Failure

Effect of Partings

Effect of Partings

Examples of Underground Cavities

Dark Matter Experiment

Dark Matter Experiment

Neutrino Factory Detector

BIG Detector

UNDERGROUND SCIENCE FACILITY

Current WIPP Geometries: Disposal Rooms 4m x 10m x 90m: 30m Pillars

Current WIPP Geometries

Underground Science Facility: Design Issues

Underground Science Facility: Design Issues

Stability Considerations: Dark Matter

Stability Considerations: Neutrino Factory Detector

Stability Considerations: Neutrino Factory Detector

Stability Considerations: BIG Detector

Stability Considerations: BIG Detector

PPT Slide

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