BREATH Version 1.1, Coupled flow and energy transport in porous media: Simulator description and user guide

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This document describes the BREATH computer code, including the mathematical and numerical formulation for the simulator, usage description, and sample input files with corresponding output files. The BREATH computer code is designed to simulate one-dimensional flow of a liquid phase and dispersive transport of the corresponding vapor species, coupled with energy transfer, in a heterogeneous porous medium. The BREATH simulator has been developed for use in auxiliary analyses which are a part of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Iterative Performance Assessment program. The simulator was developed in response to the observation from Total System Performance Assessments by both the Nuclear Regulatory ... continued below

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Stothoff, S.A. July 1, 1995.

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This document describes the BREATH computer code, including the mathematical and numerical formulation for the simulator, usage description, and sample input files with corresponding output files. The BREATH computer code is designed to simulate one-dimensional flow of a liquid phase and dispersive transport of the corresponding vapor species, coupled with energy transfer, in a heterogeneous porous medium. The BREATH simulator has been developed for use in auxiliary analyses which are a part of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Iterative Performance Assessment program. The simulator was developed in response to the observation from Total System Performance Assessments by both the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the US Department of Energy that total-system performance at the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada is highly sensitive to the infiltration rate. Accordingly, this first version of the code is primarily intended to simulate processes important to infiltration and evaporation in climatic and hydrologic near-surface environments representative of the Yucca Mountain site. The simulation model assumes that there is an immobile solid phase, a mobile liquid phase, and an optional infinitely mobile gas phase. The liquid may have an associated vapor species, assumed to be in equilibrium with the liquid phase. The vapor phase may only move via diffusion within the gas phase. Energy may be transported in the form of enthalpy, thermal conduction, and latent heat. The temperature range is assumed to be between 0 and 100{degree}C. Available boundary conditions include six liquid-phase conditions, four vapor-species conditions, and three energy conditions, all of which may be applied independently to either end of the domain. Meteorological conditions may also be input, thereby providing additional control over boundary fluxes. Boundary conditions may be updated as often as desired.

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  • Other: TI95017565
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR--6333
  • Report No.: CNWRA--94-020
  • DOI: 10.2172/204666 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 204666
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666926

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Stothoff, S.A. BREATH Version 1.1, Coupled flow and energy transport in porous media: Simulator description and user guide, report, July 1, 1995; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666926/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.