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VALIDATION & TESTING OF THE VAM2D COMPUTER CODE

Award Information

Agency:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
9342
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9342
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hydrogeologic Inc.
1165 Herndon Pkwy Ste 900 Herndon, VA 22070
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: VALIDATION & TESTING OF THE VAM2D COMPUTER CODE
Agency: NRC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $105,180.00
 

Abstract:

SEVERAL STATES ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING MUCH-NEEDED NEW LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE DISPOSAL SITES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE POLICY ACT OF 1980. ANY NEW COMMERCIALREQUIREMENT THAT A SITE BE CAPABLE OF BEING MODELED AND THATITS PERFORMANCE BE ASSURED FOR 500 YEARS. FOR MOST SITES, THE HYDROGEOLOGICAL AND RADIONUCLIDE TRANSPORT CHARACTERIS- TICS OF THE UNSATURATED ZONE ARE MAJOR FACTORS IN ASSESSING SITE PERFORMANCE AND THEREFORE MUST BE PROPERLY MODELED. CURRENT UNSATURATED ZONE MODELS CANNOT ACCONNODATE MANY PRO-CESSES OR CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAY BE IMPORTANT, SUCH AS HYSTERESIS, HIGHLY VARIABLE SPATIAL/TEMPORAL CONDITIONS, MACROPORES AND FRACTURES, NON-LINEAR SORPTION, AND MULTI- PHASE FLUIED FLOW. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH PROJECT IS AIMED DEVELOPING THE KEY MODEL ENHANCEMENTS NEEDED TO ENABLE MODELING REQUIREMENTS AT POTENTIAL SITES TO BE SATISFIED. PHASE I WILL INVOLVE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NUMERICAL APPROACHESTO AND ALGORITHMS FOR EACH OF THE PROCESSES AND A DETAILED OUTLINE OF THE OVERALL INTEGRATED MODEL. PHASE II WILL IN- VOLVE CODING, TESTING, AND MODEL VERIFICATION.

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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Hydrogeologic Inc.
503 Carlisle Dr Suite 250 Herndon, VA 22070

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No