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Title: A-TOUGH: A multimedia fluid-flow/energy-transport model for fully- coupled atmospheric-subsurface interactions

Abstract

The long-term effect of changes in atmospheric climatological conditions on subsurface hydrological conditions in the unsaturated zone in and environments is an important factor in defining the performance of a high-level and low-level radioactive waste repositories in geological environment. Computer simulation coupled with paleohydrological studies can be used to understand and quantify the potential impact of future climatological conditions on repository performance. A-TOUGH efficiently simulates (given current state-of-the-art technology) the physical processes involved in the near-surface atmosphere and its effect on subsurface conditions. This efficiency is due to the numerical techniques used in TOUGH and the efficient computational techniques used in V-TOUGH to solve non-linear thermodynamic equations that govern the flux of vapor and energy within subsurface porous and fractured media and between these media and the atmosphere.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Multimedia Environmental Technology, Inc., Newport Beach, CA (United States)
  2. Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Co., Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  3. USDOE, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Co., Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10108274
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/11432-1; CONF-940553-4
ON: DE94004304; BR: 400700000; TRN: 94:008406
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-94NV11432
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International high-level radioactive waste management conference,Las Vegas, NV (United States),22-26 May 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; A CODES; FLUID FLOW; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ENERGY TRANSFER; VECTOR PROCESSING; POROUS MATERIALS; AIR; VAPORS; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; DIFFUSION; 420400; 990200; HEAT TRANSFER AND FLUID FLOW; MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS

Citation Formats

Montazer, P, Hammermeister, D, and Ginanni, J. A-TOUGH: A multimedia fluid-flow/energy-transport model for fully- coupled atmospheric-subsurface interactions. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Montazer, P, Hammermeister, D, & Ginanni, J. A-TOUGH: A multimedia fluid-flow/energy-transport model for fully- coupled atmospheric-subsurface interactions. United States.
Montazer, P, Hammermeister, D, and Ginanni, J. Sat . "A-TOUGH: A multimedia fluid-flow/energy-transport model for fully- coupled atmospheric-subsurface interactions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10108274.
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abstractNote = {The long-term effect of changes in atmospheric climatological conditions on subsurface hydrological conditions in the unsaturated zone in and environments is an important factor in defining the performance of a high-level and low-level radioactive waste repositories in geological environment. Computer simulation coupled with paleohydrological studies can be used to understand and quantify the potential impact of future climatological conditions on repository performance. A-TOUGH efficiently simulates (given current state-of-the-art technology) the physical processes involved in the near-surface atmosphere and its effect on subsurface conditions. This efficiency is due to the numerical techniques used in TOUGH and the efficient computational techniques used in V-TOUGH to solve non-linear thermodynamic equations that govern the flux of vapor and energy within subsurface porous and fractured media and between these media and the atmosphere.},
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