Simulation of heat transfer around a canister placed horizontally in a drift

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The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project is investigating the feasibility of locating a high level radioactive nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The bore hole and the in-drift waste emplacement schemes are under evaluation as potential repository drift geometries. This paper presents a two-dimensional finite element thermal analysis of the nuclear waste canister placed horizontally in a drift. Simulation has been carried out for 1000 years and the peak temperatures at the walls of the drift and at the center of the canister have been determined. The effect of the three modes of heat transfer, conduction, natural convection and ... continued below

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Moujaes, S. & Bhargava, A. May 1, 1994.

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The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project is investigating the feasibility of locating a high level radioactive nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The bore hole and the in-drift waste emplacement schemes are under evaluation as potential repository drift geometries. This paper presents a two-dimensional finite element thermal analysis of the nuclear waste canister placed horizontally in a drift. Simulation has been carried out for 1000 years and the peak temperatures at the walls of the drift and at the center of the canister have been determined. The effect of the three modes of heat transfer, conduction, natural convection and radiation, is also discussed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE94012152

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  • International high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 22-26 May 1994

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  • Report No.: CONF-940553--53
  • Grant Number: FC08-90NV10872
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 145243
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622581

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Moujaes, S. & Bhargava, A. Simulation of heat transfer around a canister placed horizontally in a drift, article, May 1, 1994; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622581/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.