Title

Assessment of Required Flow Thickness for Structural Integrity of Repository Rooms

Abstract

The method presented herein for selecting an acceptable flow-flowtop layer thickness for the satisfactory structural performance of a nuclear waste repository in basalt is the result of a parametric finite element study of layered geologic material. The layer thicknesses and the material properties of the layers were varied, and the stresses were calculated for representative thermal and in situ loading. The relation between repository room peak stress and roof thickness was established for average material parameters.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1985 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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