Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

Ten years observation by GDF on Tersanne solution-mined gas storage field, offers the opportunity for a mechanical interpretation of the surface subsidence. According to the geological context, the rockmass was modellised by a two-layered medium with highly contrasted mechanical behavior: a soft elastic clay cover, and a viscous salt mass. Given the field uncertainties, mostly related to the cover layer, and the three- dimensional nature of the problem, indirect methods were used to obtain bounds for the surface subsidence evolution and a parametric study was performed. Comparison with data of the field allows to determine likely rock mass parameters, put forward some typical mechanical response, and give some insight on the trends of the subsidence phenomena.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Surface Subsidence Over Deep Solution Mined Storage Cavern Field

St. Louis, Missouri

Ten years observation by GDF on Tersanne solution-mined gas storage field, offers the opportunity for a mechanical interpretation of the surface subsidence. According to the geological context, the rockmass was modellised by a two-layered medium with highly contrasted mechanical behavior: a soft elastic clay cover, and a viscous salt mass. Given the field uncertainties, mostly related to the cover layer, and the three- dimensional nature of the problem, indirect methods were used to obtain bounds for the surface subsidence evolution and a parametric study was performed. Comparison with data of the field allows to determine likely rock mass parameters, put forward some typical mechanical response, and give some insight on the trends of the subsidence phenomena.