TIMODAZ - Large Scale Heater Experiments in Boom Clay

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Abstract

Heating of the host rock is a major disturbance when disposing of heat-dissipating nuclear waste. Temperature variation has a strong impact on the hydraulic and mechanical behaviour. Complementing the desk studies and modelling efforts, this thermal aspect is therefore also the subject of many experimental set-ups at lab scale and in situ. The current research programmes are gradually oriented towards a demonstration programme. In this context, the study of the impact of the heating at real scale becomes essential. In the Boom Clay - the reference host formation for disposal in Belgium - this is now being implemented through the PRACLAY experimental and demonstration programme.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference proceedings. EURADWASTE'08. EURADWASTE, the Seventh European Commission Conference on the Management and Disposal of Radioactive Waste
Place of PublicationLuxembourg, Luxembourg
Pages447-452
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
EventEURADWASTE 2008 - 7th European Commission Conference on the Management and Disposal of Radioactive Waste - European Commission, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Duration: 20 Oct 200823 Oct 2008

Publication series

NameEUR series
Number24040

Conference

ConferenceEURADWASTE 2008 - 7th European Commission Conference on the Management and Disposal of Radioactive Waste
CountryLuxembourg
CityLuxembourg
Period2008-10-202008-10-23

Keywords

  • Boom Clay, heater experiment, high-level radioactive waste, modelling, THM

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