(GRS 306) Modelling Gas and Water Flow through Dilating Pathways in Opalinus Clay - The HG-C and HG-D Experiments

Martin Navarro

The present study was undertaken within the framework of the EC project FORGE in the 7th framework programme. The FORGE project is a pan-European project with links to international radioactive waste management organisations, regulators and academia, specifically designed to tackle the key research issues associated with the generation and movement of repository gases.

Within FORGE, GRS has contributed to the analysis of gas injection experiments which have been performed by Nagra in the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory. The work was funded by the European Commission and by Project 3609 R 03210 of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.