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Title: Hydromechanical modelling with application in sealing for underground waste deposition

Hydro-mechanical models appear in simulation of many environmental problems related to construction of engineering barriers for contaminant spreading. The presented work aims in modelling bentonite-sand barriers, which can be used for nuclear waste isolation and similar problems. Particularly, we use hydro-mechanical model coupling unsaturated flow and (nonlinear) elasticity, implement such model in COMSOL software and show application in simulation of an infiltration test (2D axisymmetric model) and the SEALEX Water test WT1 experiment (3D model). Finally, we discuss the needs and possibilities of parallel high performance computing.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Geonics AS CR, Studentska 1768, 70800 Ostrava-Poruba (Czech Republic)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391155
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1648; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICNAAM-2014: International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2014, Rhodes (Greece), 22-28 Sep 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AXIAL SYMMETRY; BENTONITE; C CODES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COUPLING; DEPOSITION; ELASTICITY; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SAND; UNDERGROUND; WATER