SPARTAN: a simple performance assessment code for the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations Project

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SPARTAN is a simple computer model designed for the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations Project to calculate radionuclide transport in geologic media. The physical processes considered are limited to Darcy`s flow, radionuclide decay, and convective transport with constant retardation of radionuclides relative to water flow. Inputs for the model must be provided for the geometry, repository area, flow path, water flux, effective porosity, initial inventory, waste solubility, canister lifetime, and retardation factors. Results from the model consist of radionuclide release rates from the prospective Yucca Mountain repository for radioactive waste and cumulative curies released across the flow boundaries at the ... continued below

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Lin, Y.T. December 1, 1985.

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

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SPARTAN is a simple computer model designed for the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations Project to calculate radionuclide transport in geologic media. The physical processes considered are limited to Darcy`s flow, radionuclide decay, and convective transport with constant retardation of radionuclides relative to water flow. Inputs for the model must be provided for the geometry, repository area, flow path, water flux, effective porosity, initial inventory, waste solubility, canister lifetime, and retardation factors. Results from the model consist of radionuclide release rates from the prospective Yucca Mountain repository for radioactive waste and cumulative curies released across the flow boundaries at the end of the flow path. The rates of release from the repository relative to NRC performance objectives and releases to the accessible environment relative to EPA requirements are also calculated. Two test problems compare the results of simulations from SPARTAN with analytical solutions. The comparisons show that the SPARTAN solution closely matches the analytical solutions across a range of conditions that approximate those that might occur at Yucca Mountain.

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NTIS, PC A04/MF A01; OSTI as DE86003765

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  • Other Information: PBD: Dec 1985

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  • Other: DE86003765
  • Report No.: SAND--85-0602
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/59783 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 59783
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc692289

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Lin, Y.T. SPARTAN: a simple performance assessment code for the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations Project, report, December 1, 1985; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc692289/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.