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Dataset of the relationship between unconfined compressive strength and tensile strength of rock mass

Sugita, Yutaka; Yui, Mikazu

JNC-TN8450 2001-007, 16 Pages, 2002/02

JNC-TN8450-2001-007.pdf:0.78MB

This report summary the dataset of the relationship between unconfined compressive strength and tensile strength of the rock mass described in supporting report 2; repository design and engineering technology of second progress report (H12 report) on research and development for the geological disposal of HLW in Japan.

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Water permeability test of rock specimen with natural fractures using high viscosity liquid

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JNC-TN8430 2001-006, 72 Pages, 2001/10

JNC-TN8430-2001-006.pdf:1.71MB

We had been conducted to study hydraulic permeability along fracture intersection by NETBLOCK system using natural rock specimen. Since the permeability of this rock specimen fracture is high, it was suggest that turbulent flow might be occurred in available range of measurement system. In case of turbulent flow, estimated permeability and fracture aperture from test data tend to be low. Therefore we should achieve laminar flow. This study was used the high viscosity liquid instead of water, and test conditions which could attain laminar flow with the rock specimen was examined. The rock specimen is granite rock, has natural Y-type fractures intersection. A solution of Methyl-cellulose is used as high viscosity liquid. Due to the high viscosity liquid, hydraulic head could be measured in the wide range, and high viscosity liquid improved the accuracy of measurement. Laminar flow could be achieved in the rock specimen by the high viscosity liquid over 0.1wt%.

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Examination of hydraulic property of natural rock specimen

*; *;

JNC-TN8430 2001-003, 64 Pages, 2001/03

JNC-TN8430-2001-003.pdf:2.15MB

Handling methods and test conditions of hydraulic tests for NETBLOCK system had been examined by using acrylic and/or artificial rock specimen. A natural rock specimen (granite : excavated from Kamaishi mine) with fracture intersection was formed into practicable size for NETBLOCK system. Recently, we conducted a series of hydraulic test, in order to study the influence of fracture intersection by using the natural rock specimen. Hydraulic tests were conducted under several centimeters of head, which could be controlled by improved system because hydraulic permeability of target fractures were high. As a result, 10$$^{-4}$$$$sim$$10$$^{-5}$$(m$$^{2}$$/s) orders of hydraulic transmissivity of target fractures could be measured. A low permeability in the NW direction at the lower fracture was estimated from the heterogeneous head distribution. However, it is also expected that turbulence flow might be occurred under this study condition because fracture permeability is high and flow rate through the fracture is relatively high. In case of turbulence-flow, an estimated hydraulic transmissivity is low. High-viscosity fluid hydraulic test to achieve laminar flow will be needed for correcting an evaluated transmissivity.

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A Development of simulation and analytical program for through-diffusion experiments for a single layer of diffusion media

Sato, Haruo

JNC-TN8410 2001-003, 40 Pages, 2001/01

JNC-TN8410-2001-003.pdf:1.13MB

A program (TDROCK1.FOR) for simulation and analysis of through-diffusion experiments for a single layer of diffusion media was developed. This program was made by Pro-Fortran language, which was suitable for scientific and technical calculations, and relatively easy explicit difference method was adopted for an analysis. In the analysis, solute concentration in the tracer cell as a function of time that we could not treat to date can be input and the decrease in the solute concentration as a function of time by diffusion from the tracer cell to the measurement cell, the solute concentration distribution in the porewater of diffusion media and the solute concentration in the measurement cell as a function of time can be calculated. In addition, solution volume in both cells and diameter and thickness of the diffusion media are also variable as an input condition. This simulation program could well explain measured result by simulating solute concentration in the measurement cell as a function of time for case which apparent and effective diffusion coefficients were already known. Based on this, the availability and applicability of this program to actual analysis and simulation were confirmed. This report describes the theoretical treatment for the through-diffusion experiments for a single layer of diffusion media, analytical model, an example of source program and the manual.

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Long-term immersion tests of engineered materials in the Tono mine; Results for metals

; Taniguchi, Naoki;

JNC-TN7430 2000-002, 25 Pages, 2001/01

JNC-TN7430-2000-002.pdf:3.32MB

The burial tests of mild steel and pure titanium were performed in a gallery at Tono mine to assess the corrosion resistance of these materials under goundwater environment. Specimens were placed in the container and immersed into groundwater. After the immersion period, the apperance of the surface of these specimens were observed. The corrosion product of mild steel specimen was analysed by various methods. The average corrosion rate of mild steel for 10 years was assessed by the measurement of the weight loss of carbon steel specimen. The results of the test were summerised as follows : (1)The average corrosion rate of mild steel for 10 years was assessed to be 4.36 $$times$$10$$^{-3}$$mm/y by the weight loss of the specimen. (2)The corrosion product consists of outer porous substance and inner tight corrosion product film. The former contains ferric oxide such as goethite and the latter contains ferrous oxide such as magnetite. (3)The evidence of the initiation of localised corrosion was not observed on the titanium specimens.

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Long-term immersion tests of engineered materials in the Tono mine; Results for glass material

; ; *; Hirose, Ikuro

JNC-TN7430 2000-001, 47 Pages, 2000/12

JNC-TN7430-2000-001.pdf:4.09MB

Long-term immersion tests of glass material at ambient temperature (about 18 $$^{circ}$$C) for 10 years were performed in a gallery at the Tono mine in Japan, in order to assess durability of glass matelial contacted with natural groundwater. The gallery was constructed at a depth of 130 m below ground surface in the Toki Granite. Monolithic glass blocks with dimensions of 10 $$times$$ 10 $$times$$ 10 mm (cubic type) and of 25 mm in diameter and 8 mm in thickness (disk type: The wall of sample was covered by stainless steel of 1 mm thick.) were used for the tests. Both type of samples with and without clay were put in Teflon vessels, which have small holes on the wall, and inserted into boreholes excavated at the gallery floor. In addition to the immersion tests, static leaching test with cubic type glass and ground water was also performed at the gallery. The samples of each test were collected in time intervals of 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years and 10 years and were subjected to weight loss measurement and several surface analyses. The results were as follows: (1)Weight losses of each sample were proportional to time intervals. This result is attributable to constant dissolved silica concentration in the ground water during tests. (2)The weight losses of disk type glass were slightly larger than those of cubic type glass. This result is attributable to elemental release from internal cracks of disk type glass, instead of effect of stainless steel on the glass dissolution. (3)The weight losses for the tests with clay were slightly smaller than those for tests without clay. This result is attributable to higher concentration of dissolved silica in pore water of clay.

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None

Takeda, Seietsu; ; ; Nakatsuka, Noboru; ; ;

JNC-TN7410 2000-003, 65 Pages, 2000/11

JNC-TN7410-2000-003.pdf:5.09MB

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Regional hydrogeological study project; Results from 1992-1999 period

Koide, Kaoru; ; Takeuchi, Shinji; ; ; ;

JNC-TN7400 2000-014, 83 Pages, 2000/11

JNC-TN7400-2000-014.pdf:4.84MB

The Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) has been conducting a wide range of geoscientific research in order to build a firm scientific and technological basis for the research and development of geological disposal. One of the major components of the ongoing geoscientific research programme is the Regional Hydrogeological Study (RHS) project in the Tono region, central Japan. The main goal of the RHS project is to develop and demonstrate surface-based investigation methodologies to characterize geological environments at a regional scale in Japan. The RHS project was initiated in 1992. The first five years of the project were devoted mainly to develop methodologies and techniques for deep borehole investigations in crystalline rock in Japan. Investigations to verify the performance of new instruments and methods for borehole drilling, hydraulic testing and groundwater sampling were conducted. In the last four years, surface-based investigations and a stepwise development of models of the geological environment have been carried out. To date, remote sensing, geological mapping, airborne and ground geophysical investigations, and measurements in eleven deep boreholes have been carried out. Hydro monitorring is continuing in these boreholes. Important results that have been obtained from these investigations include multi-disciplinaly information about the heterogeneity of lithology and hydraulic, geochemical and rock mechanical properties of the granitic rock, and evolution of the groundwater geochemistry. Technical knowledge and experience have been accumulated, which allow application of the methodologies and techniques to characterize the geological environment in crystalline rock. The results from these R%D activities were used as prime inputs for the H12 report that JNC submitted to the Japanese Government in l999. Results from such R&D is also acknowledged by other geoscientific studies in general. JNC will synthesize the results from R&D ...

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Degradation studies on granite in alkaline solution

Owada, Hitoshi*; Mihara, Morihiro; *; *

JNC-TN8400 2000-027, 19 Pages, 2000/08

JNC-TN8400-2000-027.pdf:0.75MB

Bactch leaching experiments of granite with the artifitial cement leachate and the leachate of low-alkalinity-cement (LW) were carried out to evaluate the effect of the hiperalkaline plume on the environment of the high-level and TRU radioactive waste repository. Dissolution of Si and Al from feldspar included in the granite and precipitation of C-S-H were confirmed from the results of the leaching experiments with artifitial cement leachate. From this result it was found that the composition of sorrounding rock changed. It also suggested that the retardation factor of migration of radionuclides would change. On the contrary, only decrease of concentrations in Si, Al and Ca in the leachate was observed in the experiment with LW. This result might indicate that C-S-H and/or C-A-S-H precipitated as secondary minerals in the LW case. From these results, it was considered that the hiperalkaline plume from the cementitious leachate might caused the change of disposal conditions such as the change in distribution coefficients of rock by precipitation of the secondary mineral and the increase in hydraulic conductivity by the dissolution of rock. On the other hand, the influences of the LW would be comparatively small, because LW and granite might equilibrate in short time.

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Effect of leachate of cementitious materials on the geological media; Experimental study of the influence of high pH plume on rock

Kato, Hiroshige*; Sato, Mitsuyoshi*; Owada, Hitoshi*; Mihara, Morihiro;

JNC-TN8430 2000-008, 53 Pages, 2000/05

JNC-TN8430-2000-008.pdf:3.56MB

Cementitious materials will be used in TRU waste disposal repository. In such cases, it is considered that the migration of alkaline leachates from cementitious materials, so called high pH plume, will cause dissolution of rock and precipitation of secondary minerals. In addition, the high pH plume will move along the flow of groundwater, so it is predicted that rock formation and components of high pH groundwater vary with time and space. However, time and spatial dependence of the variations of secondary minerals and groundwater components has not been clarified. In order to acquire the data of variations of secondary minerals and groundwater components, we carried out the rock alteration experiments with column method. The crushed granodiorite was filled into 4 meters length column ($$phi$$3.7 cm) and artificial cement leachate (pH=13.3; Na=0,1 mol/l, K=0.1 mol/l, Ca=0.002 mol/l) was streamed at flow rates of 0.1 ml/min for 7 months at 80$$^{circ}$$C. As the result, secondary minerals confirmed on the rock were calcite and C-S-H at upstream of column and C-S-H at mid-downstream. The pH value of the fluid dominated by Na and K did not be decreased by reaction with the rock. In this study, the data relating to the effect of high pH plume on rock over the long term was acquired.

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None

; ; ; Saito, Hiroshi;

JNC-TN7410 2000-004, 16 Pages, 2000/04

JNC-TN7410-2000-004.pdf:0.5MB

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None

Koide, Kaoru; ; ; ; ; Saito, Hiroshi

JNC-TN7410 2000-002, 31 Pages, 2000/04

JNC-TN7410-2000-002.pdf:1.55MB

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None

Koide, Kaoru; ; ; ; ; Saito, Hiroshi; Takeuchi, Shinji

JNC-TN7410 2000-001, 56 Pages, 2000/04

JNC-TN7410-2000-001.pdf:2.6MB

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None

; ; *

JNC-TY7430 2000-001, 57 Pages, 2000/03

JNC-TY7430-2000-001.pdf:2.17MB

no abstracts in English

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None

*; Aizawa, Takao*; *

JNC-TJ7420 2000-006, 54 Pages, 2000/03

JNC-TJ7420-2000-006.pdf:16.6MB

no abstracts in English

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None

*; Takahashi, Nao*

JNC-TJ7440 2000-014, 40 Pages, 2000/02

JNC-TJ7440-2000-014.pdf:17.73MB

no abstracts in English

JAEA Reports

Fracture characteristics in Japanese rock

Ijiri, Yuji; ;

JNC-TN8400 99-091, 69 Pages, 1999/11

JNC-TN8400-99-091.pdf:2.83MB

It is crucial for the performance assessment of geosphere to evaluate the characteristics of fractures that can be dominant radionuclide migration pathways from a repository to biosphere. This report summarizes the charactelistics of fractures obtained from broad literature surveys and the fields surveys at the Kamaishi mine in northern Japan and at outcrops and galleries throughout the country. The characteristics of fractures described in this report are fracture orientation, fracture shape, fracture frequency, fracture distribution in space, transmissivity of fracture, fracture aperture, fracture fillings, alteration halo along fracture, flow-wetted surface area in fracture, and the correlation among these characteristics. Since granitic rock is considered the archetype fractured media, a large amount of fracture data is available in literature. In addition, granitic rock has been treated as a potential host rock in many overseas programs, and has JNC performed a number of field observations and experiments in granodiorite at the Kamaishi mine. Therefore, the characteristics of fractures in granitic rock are qualitatively and quantitatively clarified to some extent in this report, while the characteristics of fractures in another rock types are not clarified.

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Diffusivity Database (DDB) for Major Rocks; Database for the Second Progress Report

Sato, Haruo

JNC-TN8400 99-065, 379 Pages, 1999/10

JNC-TN8400-99-065.pdf:10.01MB

A database for diffusivity for a data setting of effective diffusion coefficients in rock matrices in the second progress report, was developed. In this database, 3 kinds of diffusion coefficients: effective diffusion coefficient (De), apparent diffusion coefficient (Da) and free water diffusion coefficient (Do) were treated. The database, based on literatures published between 1980 and 1998, was developed considering the following points. (1)Since Japanese geological environment is focused in the second progress report, data for diffusion are collected focused on Japanese major rocks. (2)Although 22 elements are considered to be important in performance assessment for geological disposal, all elements and aquatic tracers are treated in this database development considering general purpose. (3)Since limestone, which belongs to sedimentary rock, can become one of the natural resources and is inappropriate as a host rock, it is omitted in this database development. Rock was categorized into 4 kinds of rocks; acid crystalline rock, alkaline crystalline rock, scdimentaly rock (argillaceous/tuffaceous rock) and sedimentary rock (psammitic rock/sandy stone) from the viewpoint of geology and mass transport. In addition, rocks around neutrality among crystalline rock were categorized into the alkaline crystalline rock in this database. The database is composed of sub-databases for 4 kinds of rocks. Furthermore, the sub-databases for 4 kinds of the rocks are composed of databases to individual elements, in which totally, 24 items such as species, rock name, diffusion coefficients (De, Da, Do), obtained conditions (method, porewater, pH, Eh, temperature, atmosphere, etc.), etc. are input. As a result of literature survey, for De values for acid crystalline rock, totally, 207 data for 18 elements and one tracer (hydrocarbon) have been reported and all data were for granitic rocks such as granite, granodiorite and biotitic granite. For alkaline crystallinc rock, ...

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None

*; *

JNC-TJ1400 99-030, 102 Pages, 1999/03

JNC-TJ1400-99-030.pdf:4.0MB

no abstracts in English

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*; *; *; *; Morooka, Koichi*; *

JNC-TJ1400 99-025, 483 Pages, 1999/02

JNC-TJ1400-99-025.pdf:20.57MB

no abstracts in English

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