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Title: A technique for the geometric modeling of underground surfaces: Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations Project

Abstract

There is a need within the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigation (NNWSI) project to develop three-dimensional surface definitions for the subterranean stratigraphies at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The nature of the data samples available to the project require an interpolation technique that can perform well with sparse and irregularly spaced data. Following an evaluation of the relevant existing methods, a new technique, Multi-Kernel Modulation (MKM), is presented. MKM interpolates sparse and irregularly spaced data by modulating a polynomial trend surface with a linear summation of regular surfaces (kernels). A perspective discussion of MKM, Kriging, and Multiquadric Analysis reveals that MKM has the advantage of simplicity and efficiency when used with sparse samples. An example of the use of MKM to model a complex topography is presented. 24 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
60433
Report Number(s):
SAND-84-0307
ON: DE88009792
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; TOPOGRAPHY; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; DRILL CORES; NEVADA; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; SURFACES; TUFF; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; Yucca Mountain Project

Citation Formats

Williams, R L. A technique for the geometric modeling of underground surfaces: Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations Project. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Williams, R L. A technique for the geometric modeling of underground surfaces: Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations Project. United States.
Williams, R L. Tue . "A technique for the geometric modeling of underground surfaces: Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations Project". United States.
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