A lunchtime seminar highlighting the latest research developments to underpin the safety case for geological disposal of radioactive waste
The Nuclear Waste Services Research Support Office (RSO) research in progress seminar series aims to facilitate knowledge exchange between NWS, academics and research organisations on research topics important to geological disposal. Please do feel free to bring your lunch to these informal sessions.
The next session, on Thursday 23rd June, will present some of the latest developments in the Mathematical Modelling of Coupled Processes relevant to a Geological Disposal Facility. The keynote speaker will be Victor Vilarrasa of the Spanish National Research Council in Barcelona. Victor has over fifteen years of experience in modelling subsurface flow processes, and has previously been a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Presentations will also be given by researchers from the University of Manchester, and Imperial College London.
These sessions will be held on Teams. Register to receive joining instructions: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nuclear-waste-services-rso-seminar-mathematical-modelling-tickets-344654550037
Chairs: Oliver Hall (NWS Applied Mathematics Subject Matter Expert) and Robert Zimmerman (RSO Applied Mathematics Discipline Lead)
13:00 Introduction from Chairs
13:00 Welcome and brief introduction (Oliver Hall, NWS)
13:05 Modelling of coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in a nuclear waste repository considering a dual-structure constitutive law for the expansive clay buffer, Victor Vilarrasa, Spanish National Research Council
13:40 Short break
13:50 Molecular dynamics modelling of coupled thermo-hydro-chemical processes in nano-pore systems, Weiqiang Chen, University of Manchester
14:10 Finite element modelling of thermo-mechanical spalling around deposition boreholes in a GDF, Cristina Saceanu, Imperial College