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Influence of convective-energy transfer on calculated temperature distributions in proposed hard-rock nuclear waste repositories

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Abstract

This study assesses the relative influence of convective-energy transfer on predicted temperature distributions for a nuclear-waste repository located in water-saturated rock. Using results for energy transfer by conduction only (no water motion) as a basis of comparison, it is shown that a considerable amount of energy can be removed from the repository by pumping out water that migrates into the drift from regions adjacent to the buried waste canisters. Furthermore, the results show that the influence of convective-energy transfer on mine drift cooling requirements can be significant for cases where the in-situ permeability of the rock is greater than one millidarcy (a regime potentially encountered in repository scenarios).
Authors:
Eaton, R R; Reda, D C [1] 
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
SCA: 052002; PA: AIX-13:715271; ERA-08:011917; EDB-83:032062; NNS-85:000470; SN: 85000470
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Radioactive Waste Management; Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1982
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; HEAT TRANSFER; TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; CONVECTION; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0400-1000 K; M CODES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; ROCKS; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; THEORETICAL DATA; THERMAL CONDUCTION; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; WATER; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; Yucca Mountain Project
OSTI ID:
59466
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: RWMADW; ISSN 0142-2405
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 343-361
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Citation Formats

Eaton, R R, and Reda, D C. Influence of convective-energy transfer on calculated temperature distributions in proposed hard-rock nuclear waste repositories. Switzerland: N. p., 1982. Web.
Eaton, R R, & Reda, D C. Influence of convective-energy transfer on calculated temperature distributions in proposed hard-rock nuclear waste repositories. Switzerland.
Eaton, R R, and Reda, D C. 1982. "Influence of convective-energy transfer on calculated temperature distributions in proposed hard-rock nuclear waste repositories." Switzerland.
@misc{etde_59466,
title = {Influence of convective-energy transfer on calculated temperature distributions in proposed hard-rock nuclear waste repositories}
author = {Eaton, R R, and Reda, D C}
abstractNote = {This study assesses the relative influence of convective-energy transfer on predicted temperature distributions for a nuclear-waste repository located in water-saturated rock. Using results for energy transfer by conduction only (no water motion) as a basis of comparison, it is shown that a considerable amount of energy can be removed from the repository by pumping out water that migrates into the drift from regions adjacent to the buried waste canisters. Furthermore, the results show that the influence of convective-energy transfer on mine drift cooling requirements can be significant for cases where the in-situ permeability of the rock is greater than one millidarcy (a regime potentially encountered in repository scenarios).}
journal = {Radioactive Waste Management}
issue = {4}
volume = {2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Switzerland}
year = {1982}
month = {Jun}
}