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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2011 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference|
|Place of Publication||Red Hook, NY, United States|
|State||Published - Apr 2011|
|Event||2011 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference - American Nuclear Society, Albuquerque, NM|
Duration: 10 Apr 2011 → 14 Apr 2011
|Conference||2011 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference|
|Period||2011-04-10 → 2011-04-14|