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Title: Coupled Thermal-Hydrologic-Chemical Coupled Model for In-Drift Disposal Test

The simulation work presented in this report supports DOE-NE Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC) goals related to the development of drift scale in-situ field testing of heat-generating nuclear waste (HGNW) in salt formations. Numerical code verification and validation is an important part of the lead-up to field testing, allowing exploration of potential heater emplacement designs, monitoring locations, and perhaps most importantly the ability to predict heat and mass transfer around an evolving test. Such predictions are crucial for the design and location of sampling and monitoring that can be used to validate our understanding of a drift scale test that is likely to span several years.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1321707
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-27442
TRN: US1700272
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; VALIDATION; MASS TRANSFER; HEAT TRANSFER; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; MONITORING; FIELD TESTS; SPENT FUELS; HEATERS; POSITIONING; SALT DEPOSITS; SAMPLING; F CODES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; VERIFICATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; HYDROLOGY Environmental Protection; Simulations thermal hydrological chemical