The Role of Fault Zone in Affecting Multiphase Flow at Yucca Mountain
Within Yucca Mountain, the potential High Level Nuclear-Waste Repository site, there are large scale fault zones, most notably the Ghost Dance Fault. The effect of such high-permeability,...

Discontinuities, Rock Deformation and Fluid Flow Around Emplacement Rooms
One of the major concerns for the design of the potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain is how to identify the fast flow paths and how to minimize the flow of the fast paths....

Instrumentation Requirements for the ESF Thermomechanical Experiments
In situ thermomechanical experiments are planned as part of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project that require instruments to measure stress and displacement at temperatures...

Single-Hole in Situ Thermal Probe for Hydrothermal Characterization at Yucca Mountain
The REKA thermal probe method, which uses a single borehole to measure in situ rock thermophysical properties and provides for efficient and low-cost site characterization, is analyzed...

An Inverse Procedure for Estimating the Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivities of Volcanic Tuffs
A procedure is developed for estimating the hydraulic conductivity function of unsaturated volcanic tuff, using measurements of the sorptivity and capillary pressure functions. The method...

Full-Field Dye Concentration Measurement Within Saturated/Unsaturated Thin Slabs of Porous Media
This paper presents a full-field dye concentration measurement technique that extends our experimental capabilities to the measurement of transient dye concentration fields within steady...

Inference of Moisture Content in Unsaturated Media Using Ultrasonics
This study focuses on the ability of commercial ulltrasonics equipment to determine the moisture content in unsaturated media. We are interested in the possible application of this technology...

Modeling of Fluid and Solute Transport in Fractured Rock
A new model for flow and solute transport in fractured rock is proposed. It is based on the concept of a network of channels. The individual channel members are given stochastically selected...

Solute Transport Characteristics of Fractured Dolomite in Southern Nevada, USA
Recirculating tracer tests in fractured Cambrian dolomite beneath the Amargosa Desert revealed (1) and 83-percent increased in apparent dispersivity resulting from a two-percent increase...

Radionuclide Transport in Fractured Media
Until recently, the classical advective-dispersive transport equation was considered to be an adequate model for describing the motion of a solute (e.g. radionuclides) in porous and fractured...

Summary of Revised Potentiometric-Surface Map for Yucca Mountain and Vicinity, Nevada
The revised map for the potentiometric surface of the uppermost saturated zone in Tertiary volcanic rocks at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, is based mainly on 1988 water levels. Refinement of...

²³4U/²³8U as a Ground-Water Tracer, SW Nevada-SE California
The 234U/238U ratio of uranium in oxidizing ground waters is potentially an excellent ground-water tracer...

Aperture Characteristics, Saturated Fluid-Flow, and Tracer-Transport Calculations for a Natural Fracture
We used surface-profile data taken with a noncontact laser profilometer to determine the aperture distribution within a natural fracture and found the surfaces and apertures to be isotropic....

Small-Scale Behavior of Single Gravity-Driven Fingers in an Initially Dry Fracture
Experiments investigating the behavior of individual, gravity-driven fingers in an initially dry, rough-walled analog fracture are presented. Fingers were initiated from constant flow...

Flow Visualization and Relative Permeability Measurements in Rough-Walled Fractures
Two-phase (gas-liquid) flow experiments were done in a natural rock fracture and transparent replicas of natural fractures. Liquid was injected at constant volume flow rate, and gas was...

Laboratory Study of Water Infiltration into a Block of Welded Tuff

Hydrologic Analysis of Leveed Interior Areas
Flood damage reduction projects that include levees or flood walls usually involve special problems associated with isolated interior areas. Storm runoff patterns may be altered and remedial...

Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement Planning Based on SWMM EXTRAN Modeling
This paper discusses use of the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM), with the EXTRAN block as the hydraulic transport mechanism, as a tool for developing a facilities plan for abating...

Characterizing Urban Runoff Quantity and Quality
A method using simulated flows and measured pollutant concentrations was successfully applied to estimate pollutant loadings resulting from runoff during storm events from an urban area....

Interactive Decision Support for Hydrologic, Hydraulic, & Instream Flow Criteria
Most often, impacts on natural resources from alternative river discharges are not quantified. The personal computer (PC) can provide access to useful techniques for analyzing multiobjective...

 

 

 

 

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