A Dynamic Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Performance Assessment Tool - 12490 2018-07-30T21:56:01+00:00

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Filename SAND2012-0007C.pdf
filesize 692.68 kB
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date February 26 - March 1, 2012
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Category Advanced Nuclear Energy, Defense Waste Management, ECIS, Energy Security, Events, Facilities, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Energy Safety, Technical Paper, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
author Anthony M. Scopatz, Moo Lee, Chris Camphouse, Jonathan March, Warren Weckesser, Eric Jones
report-id SAND2012-0007C
year 2012
event WM2012 Conference
location Phoenix, Arizona

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Performance Assessment (PA) methodology comprises a toolbox used to demonstrate regulatory compliance of the repository after facility closure. The PA framework rests upon an extensive suite of computational codes. In some cases, significant alteration of code inputs is a tedious and difficult task. Due to the nature of the application for which they are used, PA codes used in support of WIPP regulatory compliance demonstration must satisfy stringent quality assurance requirements. Consequently, many of the coding practices used during original code development are still implemented today. A more efficient workflow configuration has the potential to alleviate difficulties associated with extensive code input modifications. Here, this potential is assessed via an implementation of a more flexible scientific workflow system for a subset of the codes used in WIPP PA.