Decompression of magma into repository tunnels

Onno Bokhove, A.W. Woods

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    Abstract

    It is nontrivial to find and design safe repository sites for nuclear waste. It appears common sense to drill tunnels as repository sites in a mountain in remote and relatively dry regions. However, erosion of the waste canisters by naturally abundant chemicals in the mountains water cycle remains a problem. Other problems may be caused by geophysical phenomenon like volcanic eruptions. Yucca Mountain is a location which has been proposed as storage site. We investigate the consequences of evolving magma flows in the repository systems, because the probability of magmatic activity at Yucca Mountain is too high to neglect an investigation of volcanic effects.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Publication series

    NameMemorandum Faculty Mathematical Sciences
    PublisherDepartment of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente
    No.1654
    ISSN (Print)0169-2690

    Keywords

    • MSC-93A30
    • MSC-35L15
    • MSC-35L65
    • MSC-74A50
    • IR-65840
    • hyperbolic equation
    • decompressing magma flow
    • EWI-3474
    • Magma-repository interaction

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    Bokhove, O., & Woods, A. W. (2002). Decompression of magma into repository tunnels. (Memorandum Faculty Mathematical Sciences; No. 1654). Enschede: University of Twente.