Three-dimensional hydrological and thermal property models of Yucca Mountain, Nevada

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This report describes the creation of three-dimensional numerical models of selected rock-matrix properties for the region of the potential high-level nuclear waste repository site at Yucca Mountain, which is located in southern Nevada. The models have been generated for a majority of the unsaturated and shallow saturated zone within an area referred to within the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization project as the site area. They comprise a number of material properties of importance both to detailed process-level modeling activities and to more summary-style performance assessment modeling. The material properties within these models are both spatially variable (heterogeneous) and spatially correlated, ... continued below

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Rautman, C.A. & McKenna, S.A. November 1, 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This report describes the creation of three-dimensional numerical models of selected rock-matrix properties for the region of the potential high-level nuclear waste repository site at Yucca Mountain, which is located in southern Nevada. The models have been generated for a majority of the unsaturated and shallow saturated zone within an area referred to within the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization project as the site area. They comprise a number of material properties of importance both to detailed process-level modeling activities and to more summary-style performance assessment modeling. The material properties within these models are both spatially variable (heterogeneous) and spatially correlated, as the rocks are understood from data obtained from site-characterization drill holes widely scattered across the site area.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98001872

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  • Other Information: PBD: Nov 1997

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  • Other: DE98001872
  • Report No.: SAND--97-1730
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/564016 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 564016
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc689852

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Rautman, C.A. & McKenna, S.A. Three-dimensional hydrological and thermal property models of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, report, November 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689852/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.