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.
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Report Number(s):
ON: DE96011075; TRN: 96:012902
- DOE Contract Number:
- 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
- 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
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