Articles | Volume 8, issue 7
Development and technical paper
20 Jul 2015
Development and technical paper |  | 20 Jul 2015

Thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in fractured rock formations during a glacial advance

A. P. S. Selvadurai, A. P. Suvorov, and P. A. Selvadurai

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The paper examines the coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) processes that develop in a fractured rock region within a fluid-saturated rock mass due to loads imposed by an advancing glacier. This scenario needs to be examined in order to assess the suitability of potential sites for the location of deep geologic repositories for the storage of high-level nuclear waste. The THM processes are examined using a computational multiphysics approach.