Several of the important physical and chemical processes that impact the integrity of the radioactive waste packages planned for disposal at the proposed Repository at Yucca Mountain are examined. These processes are described by the aerodynamic, thermodynamic, and chemical interactions associated with the waste packages. The effects of chemical corrosion, mechanical erosion, temperature distributions throughout the repository environs, interactions of air, water, and solid particles, and radiological and biological influences are addressed.
- Nuclear Engineering Division
Integrity of Radioactive Waste Packages at the Yucca Mountain Repository
Sandquist, G, Biaglow, A, Huber, M, & Jagmin, C. "Integrity of Radioactive Waste Packages at the Yucca Mountain Repository." Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Volume 3. Arlington, Virginia, USA. April 25–29, 2004. pp. 357-362. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE12-49491
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