Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date

10-2004

Abstract

The Yucca Mountain repository configuration consists of waste packages stored inside of underground tunnels, or drifts. The waste packages generate heat due to radioactive decay, and moisture flows into and out of the drifts in liquid and vapor form. Heat and mass transfer within the drifts, including interaction with the surrounding rock, are potentially important processes for the performance of the repository. The present report documents models for in-drift heat and mass transfer during the post-closure period. Pre-closure, or ventilated, conditions are documented in a separate report (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169862]).

Keywords

Condensation; Heat – Convection, natural; Heat – Transmission; Mass transfer; Nevada – Yucca Mountain; Radioactive waste disposal in the ground; Radioactive waste repositories

Disciplines

Heat Transfer, Combustion | Nuclear Engineering

Language

English


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