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The second phase of the COSA project (comparison of rock mechanics computer codes for salt), a component of the Community programme "Management and storage of radioactive waste", was completed in January 1989. Thirteen specialised institutes participated in this exercise, which aimed at assessing the present capabilities of modellers as regards numerical blind predictions of actual, reasonably complex thermo-mechanical situations. The fact that the most substantial improvements will have to be directed towards rheological models for salt, and, to a lesser extent, to the numerical tools (computer codes) themselves, is the major conclusion of this project.

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Authors: COME B, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Revue Française de Géotechnique, Vol. 51 (1990) pp. 31-40
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