Time-domain random walk algorithms for simulating radionuclide transport in fractured porous rock
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the 11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, 2006, 293-300 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Time-domain random walk (TDRW) algorithms are efficient methods for simulating solute transport along one-dimensional pathways. New extensions of the TDRW algorithm accommodate decay and in-growth of radionuclides in a decay chain and time-dependent transport velocities. Validation tests using equilibrium sorption and matrix diffusion retention models demonstrate that the extended TDRW algorithm is accurate and computationally efficient. When combined with stochastic simulation of transport properties, the resulting algorithm, Particle On Random Streamline Segment (PORSS), also captures the effects of random spatial variations in transport velocities, including the effects of very broad velocity distributions. When used in combination with discrete fracture network simulations, the PORSS algorithm provides an accurate and practical method for simulating radionuclide transport at the geosphere scale without invoking the advection-dispersion equation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. 293-300 p.
, Proceedings of the 11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, IHLRWM, 2006
Decay chain, Particle On Random Streamline Segment (PORSS), Stochastic simulation, Time-domain random walk (TDRW), Computer simulation, Stochastic control systems, Time domain analysis, Transport properties, Velocity measurement, Algorithms
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155858ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33847238789ISBN: 08944-86918ISBN: 9780894486913OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-155858DiVA: diva2:764377
11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, 30 April 2006 through 4 May 2006, Las Vegas, NV
QC 201411182014-11-192014-11-132014-11-19Bibliographically approved