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Parametric study of the effects of thermal environment on a waste package for a tuff repository

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Abstract

The thermal environment has been modeled in a simple reference waste package in a tuff repository for a variety of variables. The waste package was composed of the waste form, canister, overpack and backfill. The emplacement hole was 122cm dia. Waste forms used in the calculations were commercial high level waste (CHLW) and spent fuel (SF). Canister loadings varied from 50 to 100 kW/acre. Primary attention was focused on the backfill behavior in the thermal and chemical environment. Results are related to the maximum temperature calculated for the backfill. These calculations raise serious concerns about the effectiveness of the backfill within the context of the total waste package.
Authors:
Johnstone, J K; Sundberg, W D; Krumhansl, J L [1] 
  1. Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM, (USA)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1981
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-810861-
Reference Number:
SCA: 052002; PA: AIX-13:692896; EDB-82:169228; NNS-85:000421; SN: 85000421
Resource Relation:
Conference: OECD Nuclear Energy Agency workshop on near-field phenomena in geologic repositories for radioactive waste, Seattle, WA (United States), 31 Aug - 3 Sep 1981; Other Information: PBD: 1981; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the workshop on near-field phenomena in geologic repositories for radioactive waste, Seattle, 31 Aug - 3 Sep 1981; PB: 219-229 p.
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; PACKAGING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; CONTAINERS; TUFF; BENTONITE; C CODES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; HEAT TRANSFER; RADIATION HEATING; SANDIA LABORATORIES; SPENT FUELS; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; Yucca Mountain Project
OSTI ID:
59417
Country of Origin:
NEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN--92-64-02236-8
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INIS
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Johnstone, J K, Sundberg, W D, and Krumhansl, J L. Parametric study of the effects of thermal environment on a waste package for a tuff repository. NEA: N. p., 1981. Web.
Johnstone, J K, Sundberg, W D, & Krumhansl, J L. Parametric study of the effects of thermal environment on a waste package for a tuff repository. NEA.
Johnstone, J K, Sundberg, W D, and Krumhansl, J L. 1981. "Parametric study of the effects of thermal environment on a waste package for a tuff repository." NEA.
@misc{etde_59417,
title = {Parametric study of the effects of thermal environment on a waste package for a tuff repository}
author = {Johnstone, J K, Sundberg, W D, and Krumhansl, J L}
abstractNote = {The thermal environment has been modeled in a simple reference waste package in a tuff repository for a variety of variables. The waste package was composed of the waste form, canister, overpack and backfill. The emplacement hole was 122cm dia. Waste forms used in the calculations were commercial high level waste (CHLW) and spent fuel (SF). Canister loadings varied from 50 to 100 kW/acre. Primary attention was focused on the backfill behavior in the thermal and chemical environment. Results are related to the maximum temperature calculated for the backfill. These calculations raise serious concerns about the effectiveness of the backfill within the context of the total waste package.}
place = {NEA}
year = {1981}
month = {Dec}
}