Interim Waste Storage for the Integral Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle Demonstration
An interim storage system design and operating strategy were developed for implementation in the Integral Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle Demonstration. Waste characteristics and thermal power...

Investigation of the Bridge Vehicle/Superstructure Interaction Problem Via a Computer-Based Methodology

p-Version Three Dimensional Solid Element for Heat Conduction
This paper presents a finite element formulation for a three dimensional twenty-seven node hierarchical solid element for heat condition where the element temperature approximation can...

Finite Element Approximation to Heat Transfer Through Construction Glass Blocks
The purpose of this study is to investigate the heat transfer through combined solid and fluid media, taking into account the interaction between the solid and the fluid. The main example...

Models for Rock Mass Dynamics
The phenomenology of explosive effects in hard rocks is of interest to workers in the energy field, in the defense field, and in planetary science. The salient characteristic of hard rock...

Use of a Tie-Back Retaining Wall to Stabilize a Moving Landslide
After failure of a gravity retaining wall, a moving landslide was stopped and stabilized by a tie-back retaining wall. The design considered the active landslide and residual strength...

Application of Discrete Fracture Analysis to Site Characterization

Influence of Moisture Influx on the Hygro-thermal Performance of a Clay Buffer Developed for Nuclear Disposal Vault
This paper focusses on an experimental study that investigates the heat transfer and moisture movement within a bentonite clay buffer compacted in a borehole located in a granite block....

UCD Drag Plate Lysimeter—Momentum and Mass Transfers
The second large (6.1 m dia., 0.97 m deep) lysimeter built at the University of California, Davis (UCD) was largely the brainchild of Dr. F.A. Brooks, the initial Project leader of a U.S....

Practical Technology Resulting from MADE Research
As is often the case, when theoretical research is performed, practical technology is developed in the process. This has occurred with the Macrodispersion Experiment (MADE) conducted at...

Effect of Gas Flow on Physical Absorption
Air blowing over a liquid surface can greatly increase the rate of physical absorption of a gaseous component. This increase is associated with the initiation of waves and a change in...

Air-Water Transfer: The Role of Partitioning
A review is presented of the role of air-water equilibrium in determining the direction and rate of transfer of chemicals between water bodies and the atmosphere. Because this diffusive...

Formation of Droplets from Bursting Bubbles at an Air-Water Interface
The breakup of an air bubble at a still water surface leads to the formation of two distinct droplet families known respectively as film drops and jet drops. The former are the tiny fragments...

Hydrodynamics and Mass Transfer on a Moving Drop of Water
The fluid dynamics and mass transfer associated with moving water drops are examined. In the first part, numerical solution of the transient hydrodynamics around and inside a drop falling...

Effect of Temperature on Gas Transfer at Low Surface Renewal Rates
In order to investigate the dependence of gas transfer coefficients on temperature under conditions of low surface renewal rates, laboratory experiments were conducted using simultaneous...

Turbulent Velocity and Gas Concentration Measurements in the Near-Surface Layer
An experiment was undertaken to study the mechanism of interfacial mass transfer. Near-surface liquid turbulence and oxygen concentration fluctuations have been measured in a grid-stirred...

Isotropic Fractionation During Air-Water Transfer of Oxygen and Nitrogen
We present empirical results that show the kinetic fractionation during gas exchange is 0.9972 ± .0002 for oxygen and 0.9987 ± .0001 for nitrogen. These values are larger than the solubility...

A Fluorescence Technique to Measure Concentration Gradients near an Interface
A new fluorescence technique which measures the concentration profile in a mass transfer boundary layer is described. It uses a tracer whose fluorescent intensity is inversely proportional...

Regional Estimates of Gas Transfer Using an Airborne System
The aircraft-based eddy correlation technique was recently used to obtain regional observations of transfer processes of sensible and latent heat as well as carbon dioxide over wetlands...

Tracer Gas Transfer Technique for Shallow Bays
Developmental field tests using propane and Rhodamine WT tracers were conducted to adapt the tracer gas method for use in shallow bays. A special injection box was built to prevent mixing...

 

 

 

 

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