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Special Issue "The Role of Numerical Modelling in the Development of a Geologic Repository for Radioactive Waste"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "B4: Nuclear Energy".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2022) | Viewed by 7385
Special Issue Editor
Interests: multi-physics joint inverse modelling of non-isothermal multiphase flow systems; fracture and unsaturated zone hydrology; test design and data analysis; optimization; error and uncertainty analysis; radioactive waste isolation; geothermal energy; geologic carbon sequestration; environmental remediation
Special Issue Information
Nuclear reactors have been providing baseload energy for many decades. Moreover, it is increasingly recognised that nuclear energy can play an important role in the transition to a low-carbon energy mix. It is therefore essential to find a responsible solution for the long-term isolation of radioactive wastes generated from both past and future nuclear energy production.
Numerical modelling is a central tool in the development of a geologic repository for radioactive waste. Computer-based simulations are used extensively to improve our basic understanding of both the natural and engineered barriers of the repository system. Modelling helps to design laboratory and field experiments and analyse site characterisation data; it integrates observations from the past, calculates unobservable quantities, and estimates future system behaviour in response to natural or repository-induced perturbations. The safety of the repository is evaluated by means of modelling, both for design conditions and unlikely disruptive event scenarios. Most importantly, the process of developing models supports and critically assesses the conceptualisation of the complex repository system and the interactions among its components.
We invite you to submit a research article to a Special Issue entitled “The Role of Numerical Modelling in the Development of a Geologic Repository for Radioactive Waste”. We welcome articles that discuss the purposes, conceptualisation, development, results, and interpretation of numerical models in the context of radioactive waste disposal.
Dr. Stefan Finsterle
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- nuclear energy;
- radioactive waste disposal;
- site characterisation;
- performance assessment;
- numerical modelling and simulation;
- model validation