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Title: Repository Waste Package Transporter Shielding Weight Optimization

Abstract

The Yucca Mountain repository requires the use of a waste package (WP) transporter to transport a WP from a process facility on the surface to the subsurface for underground emplacement. The transporter is a part of the waste emplacement transport systems, which includes a primary locomotive at the front end and a secondary locomotive at the rear end. The overall system with a WP on board weights over 350 metric tons (MT). With the shielding mass constituting approximately one-third of the total system weight, shielding optimization for minimal weight will benefit the overall transport system with reduced axle requirements and improved maneuverability. With a high contact dose rate on the WP external surface and minimal personnel shielding afforded by the WP, the transporter provides radiation shielding to workers during waste emplacement and retrieval operations. This paper presents the design approach and optimization method used in achieving a shielding configuration with minimal weight.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
840150
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 Feb 2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CONFIGURATION; DESIGN; DOSE RATES; LOCOMOTIVES; METRICS; OPTIMIZATION; PERSONNEL; POSITIONING; RADIATIONS; SHIELDING; TRANSPORT; WASTES; YUCCA MOUNTAIN

Citation Formats

C.E. Sanders, and Shiaw-Der Su. Repository Waste Package Transporter Shielding Weight Optimization. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/840150.
C.E. Sanders, & Shiaw-Der Su. Repository Waste Package Transporter Shielding Weight Optimization. United States. doi:10.2172/840150.
C.E. Sanders, and Shiaw-Der Su. Wed . "Repository Waste Package Transporter Shielding Weight Optimization". United States. doi:10.2172/840150. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/840150.
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author = {C.E. Sanders and Shiaw-Der Su},
abstractNote = {The Yucca Mountain repository requires the use of a waste package (WP) transporter to transport a WP from a process facility on the surface to the subsurface for underground emplacement. The transporter is a part of the waste emplacement transport systems, which includes a primary locomotive at the front end and a secondary locomotive at the rear end. The overall system with a WP on board weights over 350 metric tons (MT). With the shielding mass constituting approximately one-third of the total system weight, shielding optimization for minimal weight will benefit the overall transport system with reduced axle requirements and improved maneuverability. With a high contact dose rate on the WP external surface and minimal personnel shielding afforded by the WP, the transporter provides radiation shielding to workers during waste emplacement and retrieval operations. This paper presents the design approach and optimization method used in achieving a shielding configuration with minimal weight.},
doi = {10.2172/840150},
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