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Title: Shock-absorbing system for pulsed nuclear power plant

Abstract

This patent describes in a nuclear power plant, a shock absorbing-system for decoupling shocks generated by sequenced detonations of nuclear devices in the central portion of a cavity formed by an outer structure of the power plant from the outer structure. The power plant includes an inner structure affixed to the outer structure and plate segments adjacent to one another for defining a fragmented wall for a substantially spherical shell located inside the inner structure. The shells inner and outer structures being generally concentric, a working fluid to which most of the energy generated by each detonation is transferred for subsequent use, the cavity being substantially spherical in shape and sealed off from a space formed between the inner and outer structures. The shock-absorbing system connecting the plate segments to the inner structure. It comprises: energy dissipating means; flexible bellows; and reactive mans.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5165556
Patent Number(s):
US 4971751; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-335994
Assignee:
NOV; NOV-91-015240; EDB-91-151552
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10 Apr 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; SHOCK ABSORBERS; PULSED REACTORS; DAMPING; DETONATIONS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; PULSES; REACTOR SAFETY; SHOCK WAVES; EXPLOSIONS; REACTORS; SAFETY; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 220200 - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Components & Accessories

Citation Formats

David, C V. Shock-absorbing system for pulsed nuclear power plant. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
David, C V. Shock-absorbing system for pulsed nuclear power plant. United States.
David, C V. Tue . "Shock-absorbing system for pulsed nuclear power plant". United States.
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abstractNote = {This patent describes in a nuclear power plant, a shock absorbing-system for decoupling shocks generated by sequenced detonations of nuclear devices in the central portion of a cavity formed by an outer structure of the power plant from the outer structure. The power plant includes an inner structure affixed to the outer structure and plate segments adjacent to one another for defining a fragmented wall for a substantially spherical shell located inside the inner structure. The shells inner and outer structures being generally concentric, a working fluid to which most of the energy generated by each detonation is transferred for subsequent use, the cavity being substantially spherical in shape and sealed off from a space formed between the inner and outer structures. The shock-absorbing system connecting the plate segments to the inner structure. It comprises: energy dissipating means; flexible bellows; and reactive mans.},
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