CRIEPI’s Fractured Rock Studies - The Test Site

Optimum conditions for the C-FRS project were found in the BK cavern (See 360 virtual image below) of the GTS. Since summer 2007, seven boreholes have been drilled in a fan-like pattern with numerous rock samples having been collected for laboratory analysis. The boreholes provide access for in-situ testing equipment.

Chemical analyses of the formation water have confirmed that the conditions are suitable for the in-situ experiments.

CRIEPI’s Fractured Rock Studies - The test site
GTS team drilling borehole C-FRS 07.003. Photo comet.

CRIEPI’s Fractured Rock - perspective view of test site
Perspective view of the C-FRS test site showing the BK cavern, boreholes and simplified structural model.

 

CRIEPI’s Fractured Rock Studies - C-FRS

The GTS underground facilities are also available to interested 3rd parties for underground testing and research. The GTS offers cost-effective access to a fully developed, well characterised underground research facility with round the year logistical support - please contact Dr. Ingo Blechschmidt, Head of the Grimsel Test Site, for further details.