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Title: Heat transfer studies. Final report

Many simple (without thermal effects) ground-water flow models have been used for analysis of water resource problems since the 1960`s. The emphasis on more complicated ground-water flow models began to shift with the focus on waste management problems during the 1970`s. The ground-water flow model development has shifted to unsaturated flow models because the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain was selected as a potential high-level radioactive waste disposal site. Many unsaturated flow models have been developed and used since the mid-1980`s. A few unsaturated flow models have also been developed in the 1990`s. Under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System Management and Operating Contractor (CRWMS M&O) has the responsibility to review, evaluate, and document the existing computer models; to conduct performance assessments; and to develop performance assessment models, where necessary. Two major regulatory requirements are the main criteria for selection of ground-water flow models in the unsaturated zone. One is of calculating the pre-emplacement ground-water travel time. Our work has focused on visualization techniques, and experiments that could have more application quantitatively. Many studies are summarized in this report.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Nevada Univ., Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
239326
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/10872--T259
ON: DE96011075; TRN: 96:012902
DOE Contract Number:
FC08-90NV10872
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Apr 1996
Research Org:
Nevada Univ., Las Vegas, NV (United States). Heat Transfer Lab.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States);USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; GROUND WATER; FLOW MODELS; TUFF; FLUID FLOW; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; HEAT TRANSFER; HYDROLOGY; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; DRYING; THERMOCOUPLES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES