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Title: REFERENCE CASES FOR USE IN THE CEMENTITIOUS BARRIERS PARTNERSHIP

Abstract

The Cementitious Barriers Project (CBP) is a multidisciplinary cross cutting project initiated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a reasonable and credible set of tools to improve understanding and prediction of the structural, hydraulic and chemical performance of cementitious barriers used in nuclear applications. The period of performance is >100 years for operating facilities and > 1000 years for waste management. The CBP has defined a set of reference cases to provide the following functions: (1) a common set of system configurations to illustrate the methods and tools developed by the CBP, (2) a common basis for evaluating methodology for uncertainty characterization, (3) a common set of cases to develop a complete set of parameter and changes in parameters as a function of time and changing conditions, and (4) a basis for experiments and model validation, and (5) a basis for improving conceptual models and reducing model uncertainties. These reference cases include the following two reference disposal units and a reference storage unit: (1) a cementitious low activity waste form in a reinforced concrete disposal vault, (2) a concrete vault containing a steel high-level waste tank filled with grout (closed high-level waste tank), and (3) a spentmore » nuclear fuel basin during operation. Each case provides a different set of desired performance characteristics and interfaces between materials and with the environment. Examples of concretes, grout fills and a cementitious waste form are identified for the relevant reference case configurations.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SRS
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
945390
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-02009-00005
TRN: US0900820
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: WM Symposium 2009
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CONCRETES; FORECASTING; GROUTING; HYDRAULICS; NUCLEAR FUELS; PERFORMANCE; REINFORCED CONCRETE; STEELS; STORAGE; TANKS; VALIDATION; WASTE FORMS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES

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Langton, C. REFERENCE CASES FOR USE IN THE CEMENTITIOUS BARRIERS PARTNERSHIP. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Langton, C. REFERENCE CASES FOR USE IN THE CEMENTITIOUS BARRIERS PARTNERSHIP. United States.
Langton, C. Tue . "REFERENCE CASES FOR USE IN THE CEMENTITIOUS BARRIERS PARTNERSHIP". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/945390.
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