Geotechnical Issues in Total System Performance Assessments of Yucca Mountain

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A Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) of Yucca Mountain consists of integrated sub-models and analyses of natural and engineered systems. Examples of subsystem models include unsaturated-zone flow and transport, seepage into drifts, coupled thermal hydrologic processes, transport through the engineered barrier system, and saturated-zone flow and transport. The TSPA evaluates the interaction of important processes among these subsystems, and it determines the impact of these processes on the overall performance measures (e.g., dose rate to humans). This paper summarizes the evaluation, abstraction, and combination of these subsystem models in a TSPA calculation, and it provides background on the individual TSPA ... continued below

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HO,CLIFFORD K.; HOUSEWORTH,JIM & WILSON,MICHAEL L. December 21, 1999.

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A Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) of Yucca Mountain consists of integrated sub-models and analyses of natural and engineered systems. Examples of subsystem models include unsaturated-zone flow and transport, seepage into drifts, coupled thermal hydrologic processes, transport through the engineered barrier system, and saturated-zone flow and transport. The TSPA evaluates the interaction of important processes among these subsystems, and it determines the impact of these processes on the overall performance measures (e.g., dose rate to humans). This paper summarizes the evaluation, abstraction, and combination of these subsystem models in a TSPA calculation, and it provides background on the individual TSPA subsystem components that are most directly impacted by geotechnical issues. The potential impact that geologic features, events, and processes have on the overall performance is presented, and an evaluation of the sensitivity of TSPA calculations to these issues is also provided.

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  • Journal Name: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences; Other Information: Submitted to International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences

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  • Report No.: SAND99-3201J
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 15194
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HO,CLIFFORD K.; HOUSEWORTH,JIM & WILSON,MICHAEL L. Geotechnical Issues in Total System Performance Assessments of Yucca Mountain, article, December 21, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626585/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.