Groundwater flow code verification ``benchmarking`` activity (COVE-2A): Analysis of participants` work

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The Nuclear Waste Repository Technology Department at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is investigating the suitability of Yucca Mountain as a potential site for underground burial of nuclear wastes. One element of the investigations is to assess the potential long-term effects of groundwater flow on the integrity of a potential repository. A number of computer codes are being used to model groundwater flow through geologic media in which the potential repository would be located. These codes compute numerical solutions for problems that are usually analytically intractable. Consequently, independent confirmation of the correctness of the solution is often not possible. Code verification ... continued below

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Dykhuizen, R.C. & Barnard, R.W. February 1, 1992.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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The Nuclear Waste Repository Technology Department at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is investigating the suitability of Yucca Mountain as a potential site for underground burial of nuclear wastes. One element of the investigations is to assess the potential long-term effects of groundwater flow on the integrity of a potential repository. A number of computer codes are being used to model groundwater flow through geologic media in which the potential repository would be located. These codes compute numerical solutions for problems that are usually analytically intractable. Consequently, independent confirmation of the correctness of the solution is often not possible. Code verification is a process that permits the determination of the numerical accuracy of codes by comparing the results of several numerical solutions for the same problem. The international nuclear waste research community uses benchmarking for intercomparisons that partially satisfy the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) definition of code verification. This report presents the results from the COVE-2A (Code Verification) project, which is a subset of the COVE project.

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INIS; OSTI as DE92009558

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  • Other: DE92009558
  • Report No.: SAND--89-2558
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/138360 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138360
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624186

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Dykhuizen, R.C. & Barnard, R.W. Groundwater flow code verification ``benchmarking`` activity (COVE-2A): Analysis of participants` work, report, February 1, 1992; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624186/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.