Persistent Link:
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Title:
In-situ flow testing of borehole plugs
Author:
Crouthamel, David Roger, 1963-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A cement borehole plug and a crushed tuff/bentonite clay mixture borehole plug were tested insitu in highly welded tuff. The hydraulic performance of the cement plug was evaluated through steady-state and transient hydraulic tests with a hydraulic conductivity in the range of 10⁻¹⁰ cm/s. A crushed tuff/bentonite mixture plug was tested through a steady-state flow test with a measured hydraulic conductivity of 10⁻⁹ cm/s. The plug was installed in a fractured borehole which was grouted to reduce the overall rockmass permeability. Installation procedures were evaluated in the laboratory prior to field installation. Installation of the cement seal with a bailer indicated seal degradation with water present in the borehole. Degradation appeared as piping, both internal and along the interface, and mixing of the cement with the water. Tests on the mixture seal indicated the need for homogeneous placement and adequate compaction to resist internal water piping and channelling.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Geotechnology.; Engineering, Civil.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Mining and Geological Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kulatilake, Pinnaduwa H. S. W.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleIn-situ flow testing of borehole plugsen_US
dc.creatorCrouthamel, David Roger, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCrouthamel, David Roger, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA cement borehole plug and a crushed tuff/bentonite clay mixture borehole plug were tested insitu in highly welded tuff. The hydraulic performance of the cement plug was evaluated through steady-state and transient hydraulic tests with a hydraulic conductivity in the range of 10⁻¹⁰ cm/s. A crushed tuff/bentonite mixture plug was tested through a steady-state flow test with a measured hydraulic conductivity of 10⁻⁹ cm/s. The plug was installed in a fractured borehole which was grouted to reduce the overall rockmass permeability. Installation procedures were evaluated in the laboratory prior to field installation. Installation of the cement seal with a bailer indicated seal degradation with water present in the borehole. Degradation appeared as piping, both internal and along the interface, and mixing of the cement with the water. Tests on the mixture seal indicated the need for homogeneous placement and adequate compaction to resist internal water piping and channelling.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGeotechnology.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Civil.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMining and Geological Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKulatilake, Pinnaduwa H. S. W.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346697en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27251883en_US
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