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Books and Journal Publications

Author(s) Article
R.S. Read Effects of earthquake induced rock shear on containment system integrity.
Laboratory testing plan development. Swedish Nuclear Fuel Waste Management Company
Technical Report R-11-21.
Rizkalla, M., R.S. Read, and G. O’Neil. Pipeline Geo-Environmental Design and Geohazard Management. Chapter 6 Geohazard Management. ASME, 352 pp.
Read, R.S. 20 years of excavation response studies at AECL’s Underground Research Laboratory. Int. J. Rock Mech. & Min. Sci.
41: 1251-1275.
Eberhardt, E., D. Stead, B. Stimpson, R. Read Identifying crack initiation and propagation thresholds in brittle rock.
Can. Geotech. J., 35(2): 222-233
Read, R.S., N.A. Chandler, and E.J. Dzik In situ strength criteria for tunnel design in highly-stressed rock masses
Int. J. Rock Mech. & Min. Sci., 35(3): 261-278

Conference Publications

Author(s) Article
Read, R.S., Birch, K. The role of rock engineering in developing a deep geological repository in sedimentary rocks.
ROCKENG09: Proceedings of the 3rd CANUS Rock Mechanics Symposium, Toronto, May 2009 (Ed: M.Diederichs and G. Grasselli), Paper 4146.
Read, R.S., Birch, K. Reasoned argument why large-scale fracturing will not be induced by a deep geological repository.
ROCKENG09: Proceedings of the 3rd CANUS Rock Mechanics Symposium, Toronto, May 2009 (Ed: M.Diederichs and G. Grasselli), Paper 4147.
Rizkalla, M., and R.S. Read. The assessment and management of pipeline geohazards. Paper IBP1205_07. In Proc.
Rio Pipeline 2007 Conference and Exposition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Read, R.S, W. Langenberg, D. Cruden, M. Field, R. Stewart, H. Bland, Z. Chen, C.R. Froese, D.S. Cavers, A.K. Bidwell, C. Murray, W.S. Anderson, A. Jones, J. Chen, D. McIntyre, D. Kenway, D.K. Bingham, I. Weir-Jones, J. Seraphim, J. Freeman, D. Spratt, M. Lamb, E. Herd, D. Martin, P. McLellan, & D. Pana. Frank Slide a Century Later: The Turtle Mountain Monitoring Project. In Proc. of the International Conference on Landslide Risk Management, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Balkema Publishers, Netherlands. pp. 713-723.
Froese, C.R., Murray, C.M., Cavers, D.S., Anderson, W.S., Bidwell, A.K., Read, R.S., Cruden, D.M., & Langenberg, W. The development of a warning system for the South Peak of Turtle Mountain. Proceedings of the International Conference on Landslide Risk Management, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Balkema Publishers, Netherlands. pp. 705-712.

 

NWMO, AECL and Other Publications

Author(s) Article
Read, R.S. Rock mechanics features, events, and processes for a used fuel deep geologic
repository in crystalline rock. Nuclear Waste Management Organization Technical Report NWMO TR-
2010-??. (in press)
Read, R.S. Implications of excavation damage for design and performance of repository
excavations and sealing systems. Nuclear Waste Management Organization Technical Report
NWMO TR-2009-??. (in press)
Read, R.S. Developing a reasoned argument that no large-scale fracturing or faulting will be
induced in the host rock by a deep geological repository. Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Technical Report NWMO TR-2008-14.

Notable Technical Presentations

Location Presentation
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada “Geotechnical Hazard Assessment and Monitoring of the South Peak of Turtle Mountain”
EDZ Workshop, NARMS-TAC 2002, Toronto, Ontario, Canada “To Arch or Not to Arch – The Role of Tunnel Design in Controlling Excavation Damage Development”
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada “Geotechnical Hazard Assessment of the South Flank of Frank Slide”
PTAC Shallow Gas Forum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada “Microseismic Monitoring for Fracture Diagnostics”
Enhanced Petroleum Recovery (EPR) Research and Technology Development Priorities Workshop, Calgary, Alberta, Canada “Integrated Application of Microseismic Monitoring and Geomechanical Modelling to Characterize the Effects of Conventional and Thermal Recovery Processes”