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Demonstration of coupled models and their validation against experiment: The current phase DECOVALEX 2015
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering. (DECOVALEX Project, Engineering Geology and Geophysics Research Group)
2013 (English)In: Rock Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods - Proceedings of the 3rd ISRM SINOROCK 2013 Symposium, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013, 391-396 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The DECOVALEX Project (DEmonstration of COupled models and their VALidation against EXperiment) has been operating since 1992 with the objective of developing thermo-hydro-mechanical coupled computer modelling in order to provide the necessary support for the design of underground radioactive waste repositories. The Project consists of Benchmark Tests which are synthetic models for comparison of different research teams' computer modelling results (verification), and Test Cases which are simulations of actual physical cases to establish whether the modelling does in fact represent the rock reality (validation). An international consortium of Funding Organisations supports the DECOVALEX work, currently the following ten Funding Organisations: BGR/UFZ (Germany), CAS (China), DOE (USA), ENSI (Switzerland), IRSN (France), JAEA (Japan), KAERI (Korea), NDA (UK), NRC (USA) and RAWRA (Czech Republic). In this paper, we explain the 2011-2015 DECOVALEX modelling tasks which cover the range of argillaceous, sedimentary and crystalline rocks.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2013. 391-396 p.
Keyword [en]
Benchmark tests, Computer modelling, Coupled models, Czech Republic, International consortium, Radioactive waste repository, Synthetic models, Validation against experiments
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Geology Geophysics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134083ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84880096412ISBN: 978-113800057-5OAI: diva2:664544
3rd ISRM Symposium on Rock Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods, SINOROCK 2013; Shanghai; China; 18 June 2013 through 20 June 2013

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Available from: 2013-11-15 Created: 2013-11-15 Last updated: 2013-11-15Bibliographically approved

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