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Title: Consequence Analysis for Used Fuel Extended Storage

Abstract

Early identification and evaluation of security issues related to the extended storage of used nuclear fuel is critical. A breach in a dry fuel storage container has the possibility of external gas from the atmosphere interacting with the used fuel rods at high temperatures, resulting in rapid oxidation and possibly the ignition of a zirconium fire. In support of this idea, the current work aims to develop a computational model of heat transfer and fluid flow in and through a breached dry fuel storage cask to determine if the resulting flow conditions are likely to result in a fire.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1169824
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-660976
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND RUEL MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Dunn, Timothy, Gerhard, Michael, Sutton, Mark, and Wen, Josh. Consequence Analysis for Used Fuel Extended Storage. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1169824.
Dunn, Timothy, Gerhard, Michael, Sutton, Mark, & Wen, Josh. Consequence Analysis for Used Fuel Extended Storage. United States. doi:10.2172/1169824.
Dunn, Timothy, Gerhard, Michael, Sutton, Mark, and Wen, Josh. Tue . "Consequence Analysis for Used Fuel Extended Storage". United States. doi:10.2172/1169824. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1169824.
@article{osti_1169824,
title = {Consequence Analysis for Used Fuel Extended Storage},
author = {Dunn, Timothy and Gerhard, Michael and Sutton, Mark and Wen, Josh},
abstractNote = {Early identification and evaluation of security issues related to the extended storage of used nuclear fuel is critical. A breach in a dry fuel storage container has the possibility of external gas from the atmosphere interacting with the used fuel rods at high temperatures, resulting in rapid oxidation and possibly the ignition of a zirconium fire. In support of this idea, the current work aims to develop a computational model of heat transfer and fluid flow in and through a breached dry fuel storage cask to determine if the resulting flow conditions are likely to result in a fire.},
doi = {10.2172/1169824},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {9}
}

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