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Title: Sensitivity analysis: Interaction of DOE SNF and packaging materials

Abstract

A sensitivity analysis was conducted to evaluate the technical issues pertaining to possible destructive interactions between spent nuclear fuels (SNFs) and the stainless steel canisters. When issues are identified through such an analysis, they provide the technical basis for answering what if questions and, if needed, for conducting additional analyses, testing, or other efforts to resolve them in order to base the licensing on solid technical grounds. The analysis reported herein systematically assessed the chemical and physical properties and the potential interactions of the materials that comprise typical US Department of Energy (DOE) SNFs and the stainless steel canisters in which they will be stored, transported, and placed in a geologic repository for final disposition. The primary focus in each step of the analysis was to identify any possible phenomena that could potentially compromise the structural integrity of the canisters and to assess their thermodynamic feasibility.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. LMITCO, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
678105
Report Number(s):
CONF-990605-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 99:009090
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80; Conference: 1999 annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Boston, MA (United States), 6-10 Jun 1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS; SPENT FUELS; SPENT FUEL CASKS; STAINLESS STEELS; CHEMICAL PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; WASTE TRANSPORTATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RELIABILITY; COMPATIBILITY

Citation Formats

Anderson, P.A., Kirkham, R.J., and Shaber, E.L. Sensitivity analysis: Interaction of DOE SNF and packaging materials. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Anderson, P.A., Kirkham, R.J., & Shaber, E.L. Sensitivity analysis: Interaction of DOE SNF and packaging materials. United States.
Anderson, P.A., Kirkham, R.J., and Shaber, E.L. Wed . "Sensitivity analysis: Interaction of DOE SNF and packaging materials". United States.
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abstractNote = {A sensitivity analysis was conducted to evaluate the technical issues pertaining to possible destructive interactions between spent nuclear fuels (SNFs) and the stainless steel canisters. When issues are identified through such an analysis, they provide the technical basis for answering what if questions and, if needed, for conducting additional analyses, testing, or other efforts to resolve them in order to base the licensing on solid technical grounds. The analysis reported herein systematically assessed the chemical and physical properties and the potential interactions of the materials that comprise typical US Department of Energy (DOE) SNFs and the stainless steel canisters in which they will be stored, transported, and placed in a geologic repository for final disposition. The primary focus in each step of the analysis was to identify any possible phenomena that could potentially compromise the structural integrity of the canisters and to assess their thermodynamic feasibility.},
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journal = {Transactions of the American Nuclear Society},
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