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Title: Comparative simulation study of coupled THM processes nearback-filled and open-drift nuclear waste repositories in Task D of theInternational DECOVALEX Project

Abstract

As part of the ongoing international DECOVALEX project, fourresearch teams used five different models to simulate coupled thermal,hydrological, and mechanical (THM) processes near underground wasteemplacement drifts. The simulations were conducted for two genericrepository types, one with open and the other with back-filled repositorydrifts, under higher and lower post-closure temperature, respectively. Inthe completed first model inception phase of the project, a goodagreement was achieved between the research teams in calculating THMresponses for both repository types, although some disagreement inhydrological responses are currently being resolved. Good agreement inthe basic thermal-mechanical responses was also achieved for bothrepository types, even though some teams used relatively simplifiedthermal-elastic heat-conduction models that neglect complex near-fieldthermal-hydrological processes. The good agreement between the complexand simplified process models indicates that the basic thermal-mechanicalresponses can be predicted with a relatively high confidencelevel.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive WasteManagement
OSTI Identifier:
922806
Report Number(s):
LBNL-60406
R&D Project: GDECOVALEX; BnR: YN1901000; TRN: US0801754
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: GEOPROC2006 International Conference on CoupledT-H-M-C Processes in Geo-Systems, Nanjing, China, 22-24 May2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54; POSITIONING; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SIMULATION; WASTES

Citation Formats

Rutqvist, J., Birkholzer, J.T., Chijimatsu, M., Kolditz, O., Liu,Quan-Sheng, Oda, Y., Wang, Wenqing, and Zhang, Cheng-Yuan. Comparative simulation study of coupled THM processes nearback-filled and open-drift nuclear waste repositories in Task D of theInternational DECOVALEX Project. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Rutqvist, J., Birkholzer, J.T., Chijimatsu, M., Kolditz, O., Liu,Quan-Sheng, Oda, Y., Wang, Wenqing, & Zhang, Cheng-Yuan. Comparative simulation study of coupled THM processes nearback-filled and open-drift nuclear waste repositories in Task D of theInternational DECOVALEX Project. United States.
Rutqvist, J., Birkholzer, J.T., Chijimatsu, M., Kolditz, O., Liu,Quan-Sheng, Oda, Y., Wang, Wenqing, and Zhang, Cheng-Yuan. Wed . "Comparative simulation study of coupled THM processes nearback-filled and open-drift nuclear waste repositories in Task D of theInternational DECOVALEX Project". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/922806.
@article{osti_922806,
title = {Comparative simulation study of coupled THM processes nearback-filled and open-drift nuclear waste repositories in Task D of theInternational DECOVALEX Project},
author = {Rutqvist, J. and Birkholzer, J.T. and Chijimatsu, M. and Kolditz, O. and Liu,Quan-Sheng and Oda, Y. and Wang, Wenqing and Zhang, Cheng-Yuan},
abstractNote = {As part of the ongoing international DECOVALEX project, fourresearch teams used five different models to simulate coupled thermal,hydrological, and mechanical (THM) processes near underground wasteemplacement drifts. The simulations were conducted for two genericrepository types, one with open and the other with back-filled repositorydrifts, under higher and lower post-closure temperature, respectively. Inthe completed first model inception phase of the project, a goodagreement was achieved between the research teams in calculating THMresponses for both repository types, although some disagreement inhydrological responses are currently being resolved. Good agreement inthe basic thermal-mechanical responses was also achieved for bothrepository types, even though some teams used relatively simplifiedthermal-elastic heat-conduction models that neglect complex near-fieldthermal-hydrological processes. The good agreement between the complexand simplified process models indicates that the basic thermal-mechanicalresponses can be predicted with a relatively high confidencelevel.},
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