The THM boundary conditions control in the design of the large scale in situ PRACLAY heater test

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The THM boundary conditions control in the design of the large scale in situ PRACLAY heater test. / Li, Xiang Ling; Bastiaens, Wim; Weetjens, Eef; Sillen, Xavier.

Impact of thermo-hydro-mechanical chemical (THMC) processes on the safety of underground radioactive waste repositories. Proceedings of the European Commission TIMODAZ-THERESA International Conference, Luxembourg, 29 September – 1 October 2009. Brussels, Belgium, 2012. p. 385-390 (EUR report; No. EUR 25527 EN).

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Li, XL, Bastiaens, W, Weetjens, E & Sillen, X 2012, The THM boundary conditions control in the design of the large scale in situ PRACLAY heater test. in Impact of thermo-hydro-mechanical chemical (THMC) processes on the safety of underground radioactive waste repositories. Proceedings of the European Commission TIMODAZ-THERESA International Conference, Luxembourg, 29 September – 1 October 2009. EUR report, no. EUR 25527 EN, Brussels, Belgium, pp. 385-390, International conference and workshop "Impact of Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC) processes on the safety of underground radioactive waste repositories", Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 2009-09-29.

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Li, X. L., Bastiaens, W., Weetjens, E., & Sillen, X. (2012). The THM boundary conditions control in the design of the large scale in situ PRACLAY heater test. In Impact of thermo-hydro-mechanical chemical (THMC) processes on the safety of underground radioactive waste repositories. Proceedings of the European Commission TIMODAZ-THERESA International Conference, Luxembourg, 29 September – 1 October 2009 (pp. 385-390). (EUR report; No. EUR 25527 EN). Brussels, Belgium.

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Li XL, Bastiaens W, Weetjens E, Sillen X. The THM boundary conditions control in the design of the large scale in situ PRACLAY heater test. In Impact of thermo-hydro-mechanical chemical (THMC) processes on the safety of underground radioactive waste repositories. Proceedings of the European Commission TIMODAZ-THERESA International Conference, Luxembourg, 29 September – 1 October 2009. Brussels, Belgium. 2012. p. 385-390. (EUR report; EUR 25527 EN).

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Li, Xiang Ling ; Bastiaens, Wim ; Weetjens, Eef ; Sillen, Xavier. / The THM boundary conditions control in the design of the large scale in situ PRACLAY heater test. Impact of thermo-hydro-mechanical chemical (THMC) processes on the safety of underground radioactive waste repositories. Proceedings of the European Commission TIMODAZ-THERESA International Conference, Luxembourg, 29 September – 1 October 2009. Brussels, Belgium, 2012. pp. 385-390 (EUR report; EUR 25527 EN).

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