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Instrumentation and monitoring of a full-scale shaft seal installed at atomic energy of canada limited's underground research laboratory

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dc.contributor.supervisor Blatz, James (Civil Engineering) en
dc.contributor.author Holowick, Blake
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-10T22:58:51Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-10T22:58:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-10T22:58:51Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4158
dc.description.abstract Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s Underground Research Laboratory was built to allow study of concepts for the long-term disposal of Canada’s used nuclear fuel in a deep geological repository. The underground portion of the facility was decommissioned and permanently closed in 2010. Decommissioning included the installation of a seal at the intersection of the access shaft with a hydraulically active fracture zone located at 275 m depth. The objective of the shaft seal is to limit potential groundwater mixing above and below the fracture zone. This project provided a unique opportunity to study the hydro-mechanical evolution of a full-scale shaft seal installed under conditions similar to those in a deep geological repository. This thesis provides an overview of the instrumentation and data logging techniques that have been successfully used to monitor the initial behaviour of the shaft seal in this unique underground environment. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject shaft en
dc.subject seal en
dc.subject deep en
dc.subject geological en
dc.subject repository en
dc.subject bentonite en
dc.subject clay en
dc.subject instrumentation en
dc.subject monitoring en
dc.title Instrumentation and monitoring of a full-scale shaft seal installed at atomic energy of canada limited's underground research laboratory en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Civil Engineering en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Graham, James (Civil Engineering) Birouk, Madjid (Mechanical & Manuracturing Engineering) en
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en
dc.description.note October 2010 en


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