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Title: Considerations for Canister Design and Drop Testing

Abstract

This paper discusses some considerations for the proposed design and analysis of canisters used to ship reactor debris from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Energy-limited events, such as cask drops and other dynamic impacts, are evaluated much differently than other structures using static analysis. Static analysis of structures makes sense for engineers because static analysis is intuitive and material typically behaves in a linear elastic manner. Dynamic analyses are typically not intuitive because of non-linear material behavior. This is why canister designs need to be evaluated by dynamic finite element analysis and/or laboratory drop tests.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Walsh Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Nuclear Facility Operations (NE-3)
OSTI Identifier:
1514899
Report Number(s):
INL/MIS-19-52941-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 - MGMT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; Canister; Drop Testing; Fukushima

Citation Formats

Hawkins, Brian. Considerations for Canister Design and Drop Testing. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1514899.
Hawkins, Brian. Considerations for Canister Design and Drop Testing. United States. doi:10.2172/1514899.
Hawkins, Brian. Tue . "Considerations for Canister Design and Drop Testing". United States. doi:10.2172/1514899. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1514899.
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abstractNote = {This paper discusses some considerations for the proposed design and analysis of canisters used to ship reactor debris from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Energy-limited events, such as cask drops and other dynamic impacts, are evaluated much differently than other structures using static analysis. Static analysis of structures makes sense for engineers because static analysis is intuitive and material typically behaves in a linear elastic manner. Dynamic analyses are typically not intuitive because of non-linear material behavior. This is why canister designs need to be evaluated by dynamic finite element analysis and/or laboratory drop tests.},
doi = {10.2172/1514899},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

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