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Title: Reactor module support structure

Abstract

A support structure for attenuating seismic forces in one or more reactor modules housed in a reactor building includes a mounting structure that may be configured to securely connect the support structure to a floor of the reactor building. A receiving area may be sized to receive a lower portion of a reactor module, and the support structure may be configured to at least partially surround the lower portion of the reactor module within the receiving area. The support structure may further include a retention system located near a top surface of the support structure. The retention system may be configured to contact the reactor module during a seismic event, and an upper portion of the reactor module may extend above the retention system without contacting the support structure.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
NuScale Power, LLC, Corvallis, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576414
Patent Number(s):
10,395,782
Application Number:
14/662,059
Assignee:
NuScale Power, LLC (Corvallis, OR)
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0000633
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Mar 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Liszkai, Tamas, Xu, Heqin, Snyder, Matthew, and Koski, William. Reactor module support structure. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Liszkai, Tamas, Xu, Heqin, Snyder, Matthew, & Koski, William. Reactor module support structure. United States.
Liszkai, Tamas, Xu, Heqin, Snyder, Matthew, and Koski, William. Tue . "Reactor module support structure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576414.
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abstractNote = {A support structure for attenuating seismic forces in one or more reactor modules housed in a reactor building includes a mounting structure that may be configured to securely connect the support structure to a floor of the reactor building. A receiving area may be sized to receive a lower portion of a reactor module, and the support structure may be configured to at least partially surround the lower portion of the reactor module within the receiving area. The support structure may further include a retention system located near a top surface of the support structure. The retention system may be configured to contact the reactor module during a seismic event, and an upper portion of the reactor module may extend above the retention system without contacting the support structure.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
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Earthquake resistant hall for a nuclear boiler and its confinement chamber
patent, April 1986


Reactor pressure vessel support
patent, September 1978


Antiseismic protection device for solid blocks
patent, May 1988