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September 9 – Tuesday

TM-Behavior of Salt

08:30-08:50 Update on the “Joint Project on Constitutive Laws benchmark” A. Hampel (Scientific Consultant)
08:50-09:10 Modeling WIPP rooms B/D L. Argüello (SNL)
09:10-09:30 Laboratory tests on WIPP salt (update) U. Düsterloh (TU Clausthal)
09:30-09:50 Laboratory tests on WIPP salt (update) T. Popp (IfG)
09:50-10:10 Complementary laboratory tests on WIPP salt at higher temperatures I. Plischke (BGR)
10:10-10:30 Characterization of halite from WIPP and Gorleben M. Pusch (BGR)
10:30-10:50 Break

Plugging and Sealing

10:50-11:10 Shaft Seal System of VSG N. Müller-Hoeppe (DBE TEC)
11:10-11:30 ELSA shaft seal project U. Glaubach (TU BAF)
11:30-11:50 Salt reconsolidation principles and application F. Hansen (SNL)
11:50-12:10 Discrepancy between modeling and measurement in the realization of real seals N. Müller-Hoeppe (DBE TEC)
12:10-13:30 Lunch

Safety Case and Performance Assessment

13:30-13:50 Summary /Synopsis and open questions of the VSG J. Mönig (GRS)
13:50-14:10 US response on the methodological approach (Interim report ISIBEL-project) C. Camphouse US
14:10-14:30 PA development (PFLOTRAN) and the Safety Case G. Hammond (SNL)
14:30-14:50 Visualization tool VIRTUS: possibilities and limits of application K. Wieczorek (GRS)
14:50-15:20 Break
15:20-15:35 FEPs development activities G. Freeze (SNL)
15:35-15:50 FEPs development activities J. Wolf (GRS)
15:50-16:10 IGD-TP Joint Activity: Handling of uncertainties D-A. Becker (GRS)
16:10-16:30 Feedback Session G. Freeze (SNL)
16:30 Optional – Restaurant reservations for those interested at. Omira Bar & Grill Brazilian Buffet - 1005 S. St. Francis Drive

Day 2 Companion Event – Folk Art Museum of Santa Fe

Begins 10 AM. Transportation will be provided




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