Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

At the Rocky Mountain Pumped Storage Project a 12 meter diameter power tunnel was excavated through sedimentary rock for 760 meters. Approximately 10% of this tunnel was through Pennington shale that is described as a dark gray massive organic shale. This paper will describe the methods of testing .and rock characterization, the results of instrumentation and monitoring, and the post-construction testing program for the excavation, and conclude with a discussion of the observed rock response in relation to the measured strength and deformation properties. This particular zone of the tunnel required the addition of longer rockbolts, and a discussion of that supplemental rock reinforcement will be included.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Rock Response in a 12-M Tunnel through a Zone of Low Strength

At the Rocky Mountain Pumped Storage Project a 12 meter diameter power tunnel was excavated through sedimentary rock for 760 meters. Approximately 10% of this tunnel was through Pennington shale that is described as a dark gray massive organic shale. This paper will describe the methods of testing .and rock characterization, the results of instrumentation and monitoring, and the post-construction testing program for the excavation, and conclude with a discussion of the observed rock response in relation to the measured strength and deformation properties. This particular zone of the tunnel required the addition of longer rockbolts, and a discussion of that supplemental rock reinforcement will be included.