Scenario development for performance assessment: Some questions for the near-field modelers

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In an attempt to achieve completeness and consistency, the performance-assessment analyses developed by the Yucca Mountain Project are tied to scenarios described in event trees. Development of scenarios requires describing the constituent features, events, and processes in detail. Several features and processes occurring at the waste packages and the rock immediately surrounding the packages (i.e., the near field) have been identified: the effects of radiation on fluids in the near-field rock, the path-dependency of rock-water interactions, and the partitioning of contaminant transport between colloids and solutes. This paper discusses some questions regarding these processes that the near-field performance-assessment modelers will ... continued below

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Barr, G.E. & Barnard, R.W. December 31, 1992.

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In an attempt to achieve completeness and consistency, the performance-assessment analyses developed by the Yucca Mountain Project are tied to scenarios described in event trees. Development of scenarios requires describing the constituent features, events, and processes in detail. Several features and processes occurring at the waste packages and the rock immediately surrounding the packages (i.e., the near field) have been identified: the effects of radiation on fluids in the near-field rock, the path-dependency of rock-water interactions, and the partitioning of contaminant transport between colloids and solutes. This paper discusses some questions regarding these processes that the near-field performance-assessment modelers will need to have answered to specify those portions of scenarios dealing with the near field.

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  • 10. international high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 25-29 Apr 1993

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  • Other: DE93008410
  • Report No.: SAND--92-2784C
  • Report No.: CONF-930408--27
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138785
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620394

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Barr, G.E. & Barnard, R.W. Scenario development for performance assessment: Some questions for the near-field modelers, article, December 31, 1992; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620394/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.