X-ray radiography of fracture flow and matrix imbibition

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Knowledge of how water flows through unsaturated, fractured rock is critical for understanding and predicting the performance of a high- level nuclear waste repository. For instance, during gravity driven fracture flow, the distance that water can travel through a fracture network might be controlled by (1) the amount of water available, (2) the fracture aperture, (3) the capillary properties of the matrix, and (4) the saturation of the matrix. We have experimentally investigated fracture flow and fracture-matrix interactions using x- ray radiography to image some of the above factors and processes.

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Roberts, J.J. & Lin, Wunan October 27, 1995.

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Knowledge of how water flows through unsaturated, fractured rock is critical for understanding and predicting the performance of a high- level nuclear waste repository. For instance, during gravity driven fracture flow, the distance that water can travel through a fracture network might be controlled by (1) the amount of water available, (2) the fracture aperture, (3) the capillary properties of the matrix, and (4) the saturation of the matrix. We have experimentally investigated fracture flow and fracture-matrix interactions using x- ray radiography to image some of the above factors and processes.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96006574

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  • 7. annual international high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 29 Apr - 3 May 1996

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  • Other: DE96006574
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--122504
  • Report No.: CONF-960421--25
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 211632
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670253

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Roberts, J.J. & Lin, Wunan. X-ray radiography of fracture flow and matrix imbibition, article, October 27, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670253/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.