Browse Tag: nuclear waste repositories

Installation talk

I have recently recorded an ‘Installation Talk’ entitled “THMC modelling of bentonite: Nuclear waste repositories safety barriers”. See it below:

In case you found it interesting, and would like to have more information, or collaborate on the subject, please do not hesitate to contact me at my Aalto email, search for Wojciech Solowski, Aalto to find it.

Also, hope all of you will have good time during the coming holiday season and let me wish you all the very best for the New Year 2021!

The Installation Talk has been recorded by Aalto University, as I have been tenured at Aalto and promoted to Associate Professor. Many thanks for all those who were involved!

E-Unsat 2020 presentation and Young Invited Lecture

The E-Unsat 2020 has been excellently organised and a resound success, despite being fully online. Even though I must say I did miss the chats with friends and informal, but often illuminating discussions with the attendees, I still have seen many great presentations and learnt much.

Silo filling comparison, CPDI vs Granular CPDI. Simulation done by inserting points on top, and letting them settle under gravity. Lines denotes the domain of the material points, with significant deformations and lack of density recovery in CPDI simulation, while with granular extension the particles settle down at much more realistic density. We used Mohr-Coulomb model for the simulation, (c) Seyedan & Sołowski

I was also presenting the paper authored by Dr Abed and me on validation of gas transport couplings in our THMC coupled Finite Element Method code Thebes (presentation here, and paper here). We have much more to do in relation to gas transport – my doctoral student Abhishek Gupta is responsible for that, and we hope to deliver ambitious simulations of gas transport of a generic nuclear waste repository in a year or two.

I was delighted to deliver the Young Invited Lecture on Granular Material Point Method, something we are working on with Seyed Mohammad Javad Seyedan. We will aim to publish full paper based on the presentation, but for now, the presentation is here.

Many more exciting things has happened and is happening with the research in my group – I will try to update you on that soon!