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Title: Representation of two-phase flow in the vicinity of the repository in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Abstract

The following topics related to the representation of two-phase (gas and brine) flow in the vicinity of the repository in the 1996 performance assessment (PA) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) are discussed: (1) system of nonlinear partial differential equations used to model two-phase flow, (2) incorporation of repository shafts into model (3) creep closure of repository. (4) interbed fracturing, (5) gas generation (6) capillary action in waste, (7) borebole model (8) numerical solution and (9) gas and brine flow across specified boundaries. Two-phase flow calculations are a central part of the 1996 WIPP PA and supply results that are subsequently used in the calculation of releases to the surface at the time of a drilling intrusion (i.e., spallings, direct brine releases) and long-term releases due to radionuclide transport by flowing groundwater.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
755474
Report Number(s):
SAND99-1884J
TRN: US0003607
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue)
Additional Journal Information:
Other Information: Submitted to Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue); PBD: 18 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; WIPP; TWO-PHASE FLOW; PERFORMANCE; BRINES; GASES; FLOW MODELS; MINE SHAFTS; CREEP; RESERVOIR ROCK; GEOLOGIC FRACTURES; CAPILLARY FLOW; NUMERICAL SOLUTION; BOREHOLES; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; BRAGFLO; COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION; PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE; REPOSITORY; TRANSURANIC WASTE; WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT

Citation Formats

VAUGHN,PALMER, BEAN,J.E., HELTON,JON CRAIG, LORD,MICHAEL E., MACKINNON,ROBERT J., and SCHREIBER,JAMES D. Representation of two-phase flow in the vicinity of the repository in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00033-8.
VAUGHN,PALMER, BEAN,J.E., HELTON,JON CRAIG, LORD,MICHAEL E., MACKINNON,ROBERT J., & SCHREIBER,JAMES D. Representation of two-phase flow in the vicinity of the repository in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States. doi:10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00033-8.
VAUGHN,PALMER, BEAN,J.E., HELTON,JON CRAIG, LORD,MICHAEL E., MACKINNON,ROBERT J., and SCHREIBER,JAMES D. Thu . "Representation of two-phase flow in the vicinity of the repository in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant". United States. doi:10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00033-8. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755474.
@article{osti_755474,
title = {Representation of two-phase flow in the vicinity of the repository in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant},
author = {VAUGHN,PALMER and BEAN,J.E. and HELTON,JON CRAIG and LORD,MICHAEL E. and MACKINNON,ROBERT J. and SCHREIBER,JAMES D.},
abstractNote = {The following topics related to the representation of two-phase (gas and brine) flow in the vicinity of the repository in the 1996 performance assessment (PA) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) are discussed: (1) system of nonlinear partial differential equations used to model two-phase flow, (2) incorporation of repository shafts into model (3) creep closure of repository. (4) interbed fracturing, (5) gas generation (6) capillary action in waste, (7) borebole model (8) numerical solution and (9) gas and brine flow across specified boundaries. Two-phase flow calculations are a central part of the 1996 WIPP PA and supply results that are subsequently used in the calculation of releases to the surface at the time of a drilling intrusion (i.e., spallings, direct brine releases) and long-term releases due to radionuclide transport by flowing groundwater.},
doi = {10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00033-8},
journal = {Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue)},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}