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  • AN EXAMPLE OF THE APPLICATION OF THE MEASUREMENT OF THE BEHAVIOUR OF ROCKS AT HIGH TEMPERATURE - EVALUATION OF "ADMISSIBLE THERMAL LOADING" IN GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES

Abstract

In the framework of the R & D Programme "Management and Storage of Radioactive waste", contracts with the Commission of the European Communities have studied the effects of heat emission from high level waste on three host formations: granite, clay, salt. Particularly, thermomechanical effect on the stability of repository galleries, and on the continuity of the overburden rock, were described. From these results, the power densities compatible with a correct operation of the disposal system were determined. Of course, these values of "admissible thermal loading" will have to be recalculated for each specific repository project.

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Authors: COME B CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: REVUE FRANCAISE DE GEOTHERMIE, NO. 27 (1984), PP. 51-65
Record Number: 1989123112300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: fr
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