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DRBEM Simulation Of Radionuclide Transport Near Nuclear Waste Repository

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE010281

Volume

28

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,056 kb

Author(s)

J. Perko and B. Šarler

Abstract

DRBEM simulation of radionuclide transport near nuclear waste repository J. Perko and B. Sarler Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Abstract Numerical modelling and simulation represent essential tools for evalua- tion of the safety of nuclear waste repositories. The Dual Reciprocity Boundary Element method (DRBEM) is used in this paper to solve the Darcy-Brinkman equation, and coupled species transport equations of the Pu-241 decay chain near the hypothetic repository. For this purpose, the very recently developed unified DRBEM formulation for nonlinear coupled transport phenomena has been applied. Fully implicit time-discretization, Laplace equation fundamental solution weighting, scaled augmented thin plate spline based dual reciprocity transformation, and constant discontin- uous boundary elements are used for space-discretization in two dimensions. The simulations will be use

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