- Shin Sato, Obayahi Corporation
- Shinya Tachibana, Kobe University
- Stratis Vomvoris, National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
The nuclear waste disposal facility is required to be designed for long-term prediction of the behaviors related to changes in the state of engineered barriers near repository fields. Thus, the design of these facilities is based on prediction analysis. Numerical analysis used for evaluating the nuclear waste disposal facilities includes multiple numerical methods, such as chemical equilibrium computation, hydraulic analysis, mechanical analysis, and coupling analysis of the phenomena. Therefore, the numerical methods for evaluating the nuclear waste disposal facilities regularly use interdisciplinary and advanced analysis techniques.
Hence, the objectives of this mini symposium are to bring together researchers working in different fields to discuss and exchange ideas and envision the computational models and methods necessary for evaluating the nuclear waste disposal facilities.
The topics of interest for this mini symposium include, but are not limited to:
a) Numerical methods for safety assessment of nuclear waste disposal facilities or designs of these facilities
b) Numerical methods for groundwater flow analysis of nuclear waste disposal facilities
c) Numerical methods for safety assessment of the engineered barriers
d) Reproducible analysis of in-situ tests or mockup tests
e) Numerical methods for chemical equilibrium
f) Numerical methods for estimating fault influence and seismic response of nuclear waste disposal facilities
g) Newly developed computational methods for assessing nuclear waste disposal facilities
h) Verification and validation of the numerical methods