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Title: Nuclear reactor containment structure with continuous ring tunnel at grade

Abstract

A nuclear reactor containment structure which includes a reinforced concrete shell, a hemispherical top dome, a steel liner, and a reinforced-concrete base slab supporting the concrete shell is constructed with a substantial proportion thereof below grade in an excavation made in solid rock with the concrete poured in contact with the rock and also includes a continuous, hollow, reinforced-concrete ring tunnel surrounding the concrete shell with its top at grade level, with one wall integral with the reinforced concrete shell, and with at least the base of the ring tunnel poured in contact with the rock.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Wheaton, IL
  2. Idaho Falls, ID
  3. Naperville, IL
  4. Whittier, CA
  5. Pasadena, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862910
Patent Number(s):
4045289
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nuclear; reactor; containment; structure; continuous; tunnel; grade; reinforced; concrete; shell; hemispherical; top; dome; steel; liner; reinforced-concrete; base; slab; supporting; constructed; substantial; proportion; below; excavation; solid; rock; poured; contact; hollow; surrounding; level; wall; integral; below grade; reactor containment; containment structure; nuclear reactor; reinforced concrete; hemispherical top; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Seidensticker, Ralph W, Knawa, Robert L, Cerutti, Bernard C, Snyder, Charles R, Husen, William C, and Coyer, Robert G. Nuclear reactor containment structure with continuous ring tunnel at grade. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Seidensticker, Ralph W, Knawa, Robert L, Cerutti, Bernard C, Snyder, Charles R, Husen, William C, & Coyer, Robert G. Nuclear reactor containment structure with continuous ring tunnel at grade. United States.
Seidensticker, Ralph W, Knawa, Robert L, Cerutti, Bernard C, Snyder, Charles R, Husen, William C, and Coyer, Robert G. Sat . "Nuclear reactor containment structure with continuous ring tunnel at grade". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862910.
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title = {Nuclear reactor containment structure with continuous ring tunnel at grade},
author = {Seidensticker, Ralph W and Knawa, Robert L and Cerutti, Bernard C and Snyder, Charles R and Husen, William C and Coyer, Robert G},
abstractNote = {A nuclear reactor containment structure which includes a reinforced concrete shell, a hemispherical top dome, a steel liner, and a reinforced-concrete base slab supporting the concrete shell is constructed with a substantial proportion thereof below grade in an excavation made in solid rock with the concrete poured in contact with the rock and also includes a continuous, hollow, reinforced-concrete ring tunnel surrounding the concrete shell with its top at grade level, with one wall integral with the reinforced concrete shell, and with at least the base of the ring tunnel poured in contact with the rock.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
}

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