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.
|Conference||EURADWASTE 2008 - 7th European Commission Conference on the Management and Disposal of Radioactive Waste|
|Period||2008-10-20 → 2008-10-23|