Monte Carlo simulation of contaminant release from a radioactive waste deposit

Marzio Marseguerra, Enrico Zio, Edoardo Patelli, Francesca Giacobbo, Giancarlo Ventura, Giorgio Mingrone

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Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of radionuclides transport through the artificial porous matrices constituting the engineered barriers of a permanent deposit for radioactive wastes under design by the Italian Agency for Energy and Environment (ENEA). The complexity of the phenomena involved, augmented by the heterogeneity and stochasticity of the media in which transport occurs, renders the classical analytical-numerical approaches scarcely adequate for a close-to-reality modeling. Hence, we propound the use of a Monte Carlo simulation method based on the Kolmogorov and Dmitriev theory of branching stochastic processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-430
Number of pages10
JournalMathematics and Computers in Simulation
Volume62
Issue number3-6
Early online date25 Dec 2002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2003
EventMCM 2001 - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 10 Sep 200114 Sep 2001

Keywords

  • contaminant transport
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • radioactive waste deposit

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