Three-Dimensional Groundwater Flow Modelling for a Potential Repository Site

by K. Meling, Nuclear Engineering Lab, Espoo, Finland,
V. Taivassalo, Nuclear Engineering Lab, Espoo, Finland,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991

Abstract: In Finland site investigations are carried out at five places in order to find a suitable site in the Finnish bedrock for a repository for spent nuclear fuel. The aim is to model the bedrock and the ground water flow to facilitate comparison of the sites. In this work we describe the geohydrological model as well as the finite element models for one of the sites and present some preliminary estimates for flow rates and path lines based upon the computed head field.

Subject Headings: Groundwater flow | Hydrologic models | Three-dimensional flow | Three-dimensional models | Site investigation | Potential flow | Mathematical models | Computer models | Water flow | Fuels | Finite element method | Finland | Europe

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