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Impact of thermal constraints on the optimal design of high-level waste repositories in geologic media

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Abstract

An approximate, semi-analytical heat conduction model for predicting the time-dependent temperature distribution in the region of a high-level waste repository has been developed. The model provides the basis for a systematic, inexpensive examination of the impact of several independent thermal design constraints on key repository design parameters and for determining the optimal set of design parameters which satisfy these constraints. Illustrative calculations have been carried out for conceptual repository designs for spent pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel and reprocessed PWR high-level waste in salt and granite media.
Authors:
Malbrain, C; Lester, R K [1] 
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge (USA). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-14-777194; EDB-83-184079
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nucl. Eng. Des.; (Netherlands); Journal Volume: 73:3
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; DESIGN; GRANITES; HIGH TEMPERATURE; PLANNING; PRESSURIZING; PWR TYPE REACTORS; SPENT FUELS; THERMAL CONDUCTION; TIME DEPENDENCE; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY TRANSFER; FUELS; HEAT TRANSFER; IGNEOUS ROCKS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FUELS; PLUTONIC ROCKS; PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REACTOR MATERIALS; REACTORS; ROCKS; STORAGE; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTE STORAGE; WASTES; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 052001 - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing
OSTI ID:
5796818
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: NEDEA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 331-341
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Citation Formats

Malbrain, C, and Lester, R K. Impact of thermal constraints on the optimal design of high-level waste repositories in geologic media. Netherlands: N. p., 1982. Web.
Malbrain, C, & Lester, R K. Impact of thermal constraints on the optimal design of high-level waste repositories in geologic media. Netherlands.
Malbrain, C, and Lester, R K. 1982. "Impact of thermal constraints on the optimal design of high-level waste repositories in geologic media." Netherlands.
@misc{etde_5796818,
title = {Impact of thermal constraints on the optimal design of high-level waste repositories in geologic media}
author = {Malbrain, C, and Lester, R K}
abstractNote = {An approximate, semi-analytical heat conduction model for predicting the time-dependent temperature distribution in the region of a high-level waste repository has been developed. The model provides the basis for a systematic, inexpensive examination of the impact of several independent thermal design constraints on key repository design parameters and for determining the optimal set of design parameters which satisfy these constraints. Illustrative calculations have been carried out for conceptual repository designs for spent pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel and reprocessed PWR high-level waste in salt and granite media.}
journal = {Nucl. Eng. Des.; (Netherlands)}
volume = {73:3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1982}
month = {Dec}
}