Title

Modeling Approach to Determine Short- And Long-Term Thermal and Thermomechanical Effects of Waste Emplacement in a Repository in Basalt

Abstract

The Columbia River basalts, which underlie a large portion of the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America, are being investigated as one of the candidate media for a nuclear waste repository. The Basalt Waste Isolation Project (BWIP) of Rockwell Hanford Operations (Rockwell) is conducting these investigations for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Since the inception of the program in 1976, a number of studies have led to the selection of a reference repository location and the start of construction of an exploratory shaft.1-3

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

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Citation

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text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1982 Cambridge University Press, All rights reserved.


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