Flow and solute transport in 3D fracture networks in crystalline rocks
Flow and solute transport in 3 dimensional fracture networks in crystalline rocks
Fractures in rocks form complex networks of 3 dimensional paths for the water and its solutes. The water seeks out preferential pathways in the fractures forming narrow channels and we model the flow and transport in such complex networks. Field data, our own and from other investigations, are used to validate the models. Sorption, matrix diffusion, and dispersion effects are accounted for. Our models are used in the safety analysis of a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Sweden.
Professor Luis R Moreno
Assoc. Prof. Longcheng Liu