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Title: Rapid methods for radionuclide contaminant transport in nuclear fuel cycle simulation

Here, nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear waste disposal decisions are technologically coupled. However, current nuclear fuel cycle simulators lack dynamic repository performance analysis due to the computational burden of high-fidelity hydrolgic contaminant transport models. The Cyder disposal environment and repository module was developed to fill this gap. It implements medium-fidelity hydrologic radionuclide transport models to support assessment appropriate for fuel cycle simulation in the Cyclus fuel cycle simulator. Rapid modeling of hundreds of discrete waste packages in a geologic environment is enabled within this module by a suite of four closed form models for advective, dispersive, coupled, and idealized con- taminant transport: a Degradation Rate model, a Mixed Cell model, a Lumped Parameter model, and a 1-D Permeable Porous Medium model. A summary of the Cyder module, its timestepping algorithm, and the mathematical models implemented within it are presented. Additionally, parametric demonstrations simulations performed with Cyder are presented and shown to demonstrate functional agreement with parametric simulations conducted in a standalone hydrologic transport model, the Clay Generic Disposal System Model developed by the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0002576
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advances in Engineering Software
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 114; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0965-9978
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Nonproliferation and Verification Research and Development (NA-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; Nuclear fuel cycle; Repository; Simulation; Hydrologic contaminant transport
OSTI Identifier:
1438022

Huff, Kathryn. Rapid methods for radionuclide contaminant transport in nuclear fuel cycle simulation. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.07.006.
Huff, Kathryn. Rapid methods for radionuclide contaminant transport in nuclear fuel cycle simulation. United States. doi:10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.07.006.
Huff, Kathryn. 2017. "Rapid methods for radionuclide contaminant transport in nuclear fuel cycle simulation". United States. doi:10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.07.006. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1438022.
@article{osti_1438022,
title = {Rapid methods for radionuclide contaminant transport in nuclear fuel cycle simulation},
author = {Huff, Kathryn},
abstractNote = {Here, nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear waste disposal decisions are technologically coupled. However, current nuclear fuel cycle simulators lack dynamic repository performance analysis due to the computational burden of high-fidelity hydrolgic contaminant transport models. The Cyder disposal environment and repository module was developed to fill this gap. It implements medium-fidelity hydrologic radionuclide transport models to support assessment appropriate for fuel cycle simulation in the Cyclus fuel cycle simulator. Rapid modeling of hundreds of discrete waste packages in a geologic environment is enabled within this module by a suite of four closed form models for advective, dispersive, coupled, and idealized con- taminant transport: a Degradation Rate model, a Mixed Cell model, a Lumped Parameter model, and a 1-D Permeable Porous Medium model. A summary of the Cyder module, its timestepping algorithm, and the mathematical models implemented within it are presented. Additionally, parametric demonstrations simulations performed with Cyder are presented and shown to demonstrate functional agreement with parametric simulations conducted in a standalone hydrologic transport model, the Clay Generic Disposal System Model developed by the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy.},
doi = {10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.07.006},
journal = {Advances in Engineering Software},
number = C,
volume = 114,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {8}
}