Modelling of geological environment scenarios for radioactive waste storage (nuclear burial)
The most widely proposed deep geological disposal concept for the high-level waste is for a mined repository comprising tunnels or caverns into which packaged waste would be placed. Near surface disposal facilities are currently in operation for low-level waste. Radioactive waste must be contained for many thousands of years if human and environmental issues are to be averted.
Rockfield’s radioactive waste modelling capabilities can assist in assessing and mitigating the risk that accompanies radioactive waste disposal.
Utilising our software, Elfen fm and Elfen advanced, the whole lifecycle of radioactive waste can be simulated. From the evolution of the host rock and the effects of tectonic movement through to excavation of the facility and the subsequent effect of degradation on either the whole facility or the individual containers themselves.
Elfen’s flexibility and modelling power has allowed it to be successfully utilised in a wide range of industries. We have developed specialist software modules to cater towards your specific industry.
Elfen Advanced provides a full understanding of the stress regime, deformation, seismogenic zone, particle size prediction and production profile that results from the excavation of open pits, long wall mines or sub-level caves.learn more