# Calculation of Post-Closure Natural Convection Heat and Mass Transfer in Yucca Mountain Drifts

## Abstract

Natural convection heat and mass transfer under post-closure conditions has been calculated for Yucca Mountain drifts using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code FLUENT. Calculations have been performed for 300, 1000, 3000, and 10,000 years after repository closure. Effective dispersion coefficients that can be used to calculate mass transfer in the drift have been evaluated as a function of time and boundary temperature tilt.

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

- Sponsoring Org.:
- US Department of Energy (US)

- OSTI Identifier:
- 837488

- Report Number(s):
- HT-FED2004-56611

MOL.20040812.0023, DC38991; TRN: US0503041

- Resource Type:
- Conference

- Resource Relation:
- Conference: Proceedings of HTFED04 2004 ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference, Charlotte, NC (US), 07/11/2004--07/15/2004; Other Information: PBD: 16 Mar 2004

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; MASS TRANSFER; NATURAL CONVECTION; YUCCA MOUNTAIN

### Citation Formats

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S. Webb, and M. Itamura.
```*Calculation of Post-Closure Natural Convection Heat and Mass Transfer in Yucca Mountain Drifts*. United States: N. p., 2004.
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S. Webb, & M. Itamura.
```*Calculation of Post-Closure Natural Convection Heat and Mass Transfer in Yucca Mountain Drifts*. United States.

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S. Webb, and M. Itamura. Tue .
"Calculation of Post-Closure Natural Convection Heat and Mass Transfer in Yucca Mountain Drifts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/837488.
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title = {Calculation of Post-Closure Natural Convection Heat and Mass Transfer in Yucca Mountain Drifts},

author = {S. Webb and M. Itamura},

abstractNote = {Natural convection heat and mass transfer under post-closure conditions has been calculated for Yucca Mountain drifts using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code FLUENT. Calculations have been performed for 300, 1000, 3000, and 10,000 years after repository closure. Effective dispersion coefficients that can be used to calculate mass transfer in the drift have been evaluated as a function of time and boundary temperature tilt.},

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place = {United States},

year = {2004},

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