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Books and Journal Publications

Author(s) Date Article
R.S. Read 2011 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. ONeil. 2008 Pipeline Geo-Environmental Design and Geohazard Management. Chapter 6 Geohazard Management. ASME, 352 pp.
Read, R.S. 2004 20 years of excavation response studies at AECLs Underground Research Laboratory. Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci.
41: 1251-1275.
Eberhardt, E., D. Stead, B. Stimpson, R. Read 1998 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 1998 In situ strength criteria for tunnel design in highly-stressed rock masses
Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci., 35(3): 261-278
Maxwell, S.C., R.P. Young, and R.S. Read 1998 A microvelocity logging tool to assess the excavation damaged zone.
Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci., 35(2):235-247
Eberhardt, E., D. Stead, B. Stimpson, and R.S. Read 1997 Changes in acoustic event properties with progressive fracture damage.
Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci., 34:(3/4), Paper No. 071B
Martin, C.D., R.S. Read, and J.B. Martino 1997 Observations of brittle failure around a circular test tunnel.
Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci., 34(7): 1065-1073
Martin, C. Derek, Neil A. Chandler, and Rodney S. Read 1996 The role of convergence measurements in characterizing a rock mass.
Can. Geotech. J., 33: 363-370
Martino, Jason B., and Rodney S. Read 1996 An overview of AECLs Heated Failure Tests.
ISRM Newsjournal, 4(1): 24-31
Read, R.S., and C.D. Martin 1991 The Underground Research Laboratory Mine-by Experiment A research perspective on tunnel design.
Canadian Tunnelling, 7:75-88
Read, R.S., S.C. Maxwell, and R.P. Young In prep Characterizing excavation damage around tunnels
using micro-velocity measurements an example from AECLs Underground Research Laboratory.
Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci.
Read, Rodney S In prep Back analysis of 3D stresses from radial displacements near the face of a
single circular tunnel. Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci.

Conference Publications

Author(s) Date Article
Read, R.S., Birch, K. 2008 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. 2008 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. 2007 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. 2005 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. 2005 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.
Read, R.S. 2003 A framework for monitoring the South Peak of Turtle Mountain the aftermath of the Frank Slide. In Proc. 3rd Canadian Conference on Geotechnique and Natural Hazards, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada June 9 10, 2003. pp 261-268.
Read, R.S. 2003 The role of tunnel design in controlling excavation damage development. Presented at EURATOM CLUSTER Conference, Nov 2004, Luxembourg.
Read, R.S. and J.B. Martino 2002 To arch or not to arch the role of tunnel design in controlling excavation damage development.
In Proc. of the EDZ Workshop, NARMS-TAC 2002, July 6, 2002, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chandler, N.A., J.B. Martino, and R.S. Read 2002 The EDZ exists So what?
In Proc. of the EDZ Workshop, NARMS-TAC 2002, July 6, 2002, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Isherwood, A., K.W. Savigny, A. Samchek and R.S. Read 2002 Deformation analysis of a pipeline river crossing.
Proc. IPC 2002: International Pipeline Conference, Sept 29 Oct 3, 2002, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Chandler, N.A., R.S. Read, D. Potyondy, R.P. Young, and J. Hazzard 2002 Computing brittle rock fracture and excavation stability using the Particle Flow Code.
In Proc. 2nd Canadian Specialty Conference on Computer Applications in Geotechnique, April 28-30, 2002. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
McLellan, P.J., C.D. Hawkes, and R.S. Read 2000 Sand production and control in horizontal wells for gas-storage reservoirs.
In Proc. 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Horizontal Well Technology, Nov. 6-8, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
McLellan, P.J., R.S. Read, and K. Gillen 2000 Assessing caprock integrity for steam assisted gravity drainage projects in heavy oil reservoirs.
In Proc. 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Horizontal Well Technology, Nov. 6-8, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Chandler, N.A., R. Read, P. Cundall, D. Potyondy, E. Detournay, R.P. Young, and J.S.O. Lau 2000 An integrated approach to excavation design a project within Canadas used fuel disposal program.
In Proc. 4th North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Seattle, Washington, USA pp. 1271-1278
Read, R.S., and N.A. Chandler 2000 Linkage between performance assessment, repository design and site characterization a Canadian perspective. In Proc. 2nd International Workshop on Geomechanics of Nuclear Waste Repositories, July 2000, Seattle, Washington, USA
Read, R.S., K.W. Savigny, F. Oboni, D.M. Cruden, and W. Langenberg 2000 Geotechnical hazard assessment of the south flank of Frank Slide.
In Proc. GeoCanada 2000, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

NWMO, AECL and Other Publications

Author(s) Date Article
Read, R.S. 2010 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. 2009 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. 2008 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.
Read, R.S. and N.A. Chandler 2002 Development and integration of tools for engineering design of repository sealing systems (ENDRES) Project status March 2002.
UFDP Report 06819-REP-01300-10051-R00
Read, R.S. and N.A. Chandler 2002 An approach to excavation design for a nuclear fuel waste repository the Thermal-Mechanical Stability Study final report.
UFDP Report 06819-REP-01200-10086-R00
Martino, J.B., N.A. Chandler, R.S. Read and C. Baker 2002 Response of the Tunnel Sealing Experiment concrete bulkhead to pressurization.
Ontario Power Generation Report No. 06819-REP-01200-10085-R00
Read, R.S. and N.A. Chandler 2001 Engineering design of repository sealing systems (ENDRES) project plan.
Ontario Power Generation Technical Memorandum 06819(UF)-03782.04-T10
Read, R.S., N.A. Chandler, J.B. Martino, R.P. Young, P.Cundall, D. Potyondy, J. Lau, B. Gorski, E. Detournay, and Y. Ates 2001 The Thermal-Mechanical Stability Study: excavation design for a nuclear waste repository.
Ontario Power Generation Report (in press)
Chandler, N.A., and R.S. Read 2000 Thermal-Mechanical Stability Studies Project Status March 2000.
UFDP Report 06819-REP-01200-10030-R00

Notable Technical Presentations

Location Date Presentation
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada August 4, 2002 Geotechnical Hazard Assessment and Monitoring of the South Peak of Turtle Mountain
EDZ Workshop, NARMS-TAC 2002, Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2002 To Arch or Not to Arch The Role of Tunnel Design in Controlling Excavation Damage Development
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada August 26, 2001 Geotechnical Hazard Assessment of the South Flank of Frank Slide
PTAC Shallow Gas Forum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada June 21, 2001 Microseismic Monitoring for Fracture Diagnostics
Enhanced Petroleum Recovery (EPR) Research and Technology Development Priorities Workshop, Calgary, Alberta, Canada September 26, 2000 Integrated Application of Microseismic Monitoring and Geomechanical Modelling to Characterize the Effects of Conventional and Thermal Recovery Processes