Feasibility assessment of the Belgian Supercontainer disposal concept

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  • W. Wacquier
  • H. Van Humbeeck
  • R. Gens
  • S. Wickham
  • L. Harvey
  • Lou Areias
  • G. de Schutter
  • A. Van Cotthem
  • L. Villers

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The results of the first half-scale test provide important evidence to demonstrate the feasibility of constructing the Supercontainer buffer using currently available techniques. They also validate finite element calculations performed to simulate the thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) behaviour of the concrete buffer. Such activities provide valuable practical experience for optimising design, safety and construction procedures for the Supercontainer.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference
Place of PublicationRed Hook, NY, United States
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Event2011 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference - American Nuclear Society, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: 10 Apr 201114 Apr 2011


Conference2011 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM


  • Supercontainer, half-scale test, thermo-mechanical behaviour, early age behaviour, concrete buffer

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