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Title: Comparing structural loads in large pools evaluated with the LUSH code and current design methods

Abstract

Large pools for storing spent fuel elements from nuclear reactors are being proposed to augment the present storage capacity of pools located at nuclear power plants and fuel reprocessing plants. These pools will be part of either independent spent fuel storage installations or large reprocessing plants. Because of the large size of the pools, seismic loads are of significant interest, and in particular the adequacy of current design methods for calculating seismic loads was of special concern. An evaluation of design methods representative of current practice was carried out, and the results are summarized. The evaluation was based on a comparison of total structural loads obtained by these methods with those obtained using the LUSH code. The LUSH code offered a combination of latest technologies in structural analysis involving soil-structure interaction.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
7320273
Report Number(s):
UCRL-79277; CONF-770807-10
TRN: 77-015199
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4. international conference on structural mechanics in reactor technology, San Francisco, CA, USA, 15 Aug 1977
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; FUEL POOLS; SEISMIC EFFECTS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; DESIGN; L CODES; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; STRESS ANALYSIS; COMPUTER CODES; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety

Citation Formats

Dong, R.G. Comparing structural loads in large pools evaluated with the LUSH code and current design methods. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Dong, R.G. Comparing structural loads in large pools evaluated with the LUSH code and current design methods. United States.
Dong, R.G. Fri . "Comparing structural loads in large pools evaluated with the LUSH code and current design methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7320273.
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author = {Dong, R.G.},
abstractNote = {Large pools for storing spent fuel elements from nuclear reactors are being proposed to augment the present storage capacity of pools located at nuclear power plants and fuel reprocessing plants. These pools will be part of either independent spent fuel storage installations or large reprocessing plants. Because of the large size of the pools, seismic loads are of significant interest, and in particular the adequacy of current design methods for calculating seismic loads was of special concern. An evaluation of design methods representative of current practice was carried out, and the results are summarized. The evaluation was based on a comparison of total structural loads obtained by these methods with those obtained using the LUSH code. The LUSH code offered a combination of latest technologies in structural analysis involving soil-structure interaction.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
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