Monte Carlo simulation of contaminant release from a radioactive waste deposit

Marzio Marseguerra, Enrico Zio, Edoardo Patelli, Francesca Giacobbo, Giancarlo Ventura, Giorgio Mingrone

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This paper addresses the problem of radionuclides transport through the artificial porous matrices constituting the engineered barriers of a permanent deposit for radioactive wastes under design by the Italian Agency for Energy and Environment (ENEA). The complexity of the phenomena involved, augmented by the heterogeneity and stochasticity of the media in which transport occurs, renders the classical analytical-numerical approaches scarcely adequate for a close-to-reality modeling. Hence, we propound the use of a Monte Carlo simulation method based on the Kolmogorov and Dmitriev theory of branching stochastic processes. © 2002 IMACS. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421 - 430
Number of pages10
JournalMathematics and Computers in Simulation
Issue number3-6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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Marseguerra, M., Zio, E., Patelli, E., Giacobbo, F., Ventura, G., & Mingrone, G. (2003). Monte Carlo simulation of contaminant release from a radioactive waste deposit. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 62(3-6), 421 - 430.