Modelling of Bentonite for Nuclear Waste Disposal Facilities with Hypoplasticity
Summary of a coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical model based on hypoplasticity principles combined with the concept of double structure, aimed to predict bentonite behaviour in the simulations of planned nuclear waste repositories, is presented in this paper. The model has been developed by Mašín  by a hierarchical enhancement of the earlier model from , which did not consider the effects of temperature. That model, in turn, was a double structure enhancement of earlier models for unsaturated and saturated soils. Predictive performance of the model is presented by comparing model predictions with experiments.
KeywordsBentonite Clay Hypoplasticity Waste disposal
This project receives funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014–2018 under grant agreement No. 745942. Institutional support by Center for Geosphere Dynamics (UNCE/SCI/006) is greatly appreciated.
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