Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory

Coupled THMC Processes in Nuclear Waste Management

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dr. Gour-Tsyh (George) Yeh
Center for Advanced Model Research Development and Applications
College of Earth Sciences
National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Thursday, August 10, 2017
2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Argonne National Laboratory
TCS Building 240
Room 6172

Physics-based mathematical-computational models provide an invaluable tool for repository design, performance/safety assessments, site clean-up, and environmental remediation in nuclear spent fuel and high level waste disposal in shallow or deep geological media. The migration of nuclear wastes is controlled by coupled THMC (Thermal-Hydrology-Mechanics-Chemical) processes. This talk presents the development of a series of computational models that fully or partially couple these processes. Demonstrative applications are presented to illustrate the interplay of THMC processes and their implications for radionuclide waste managements.

Keywords: Multiphase Flow, Thermal Transport, Reactive Transport, Geo-Mechanics

Dr. Gour-Tsyh (George) Yeh
Dr. Gour-Tsyh (George) Yeh
portrait of Charley Yu