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This volume contains the proceedings of a contractors' meeting (within: technical sessions of working party: "Storage and disposal of radioactive waste in geological formation"). Centred on calculation tools for modelling and predicting the rock mechanical behaviour of rock formations, conclusions drawn focused on present capabilities of codes/needs for further developments for: (a) sedimentary rocks: good models available for isothermal problems; mathematical modelling suitable for gravitational loads problems; thermal phenomena poorly understood, needing good laboratory experiments; (b) fractured rocks: most useful experimental data: laboratory experiments on single natural fractures and in-situ experiments on the geometry of fracture systems; important work in progress on stress effects on permeability; modelling geared to understanding and predicting thermal - hydraulic - mechanical interactions; (c) swelling pressures: currently no CEC calculation programme extent; (d) salt: computational ability to predict elastic - viscoplastic behaviour acceptable, other aspects require recommendations, which are detailed under headings: topical modelling makers requiring investigation, benchmark exercise, further work towards establishing suitable constitutive models.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9355 EN (1984) MF, 248 P., BFR 360, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1240, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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