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US spent fuel research and experience

Abstract

The structural performance of high-burnup spent fuel cladding during dry storage and transportation has been the subject of research and evaluation at EPRI for several years. The major issues addressed in this research program have included the following: Characterization and development of predictive models for damage mechanisms perceived to be potentially active during dry storage; Modeling and analysis of deformation processes during long-term dry storage; Development of cladding failure models and failure criteria, considering cladding material and physical conditions during dry storage and transportation; Failure analysis, considering end-of-dry-storage conditions, of spent fuel systems subjected to normal and accident conditions of transport, prescribed in Part 71 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10CFR71) While issues related to dry storage have largely been resolved, transportation issues have not, at least for spent fuel with discharge burnups greater than 45 GWd/MTU. A research program was launched in late 2002 following two NRC-industry meetings held on September 6, 2002 and October 23, 2002. The aim of the research program was to assess the performance of high-burnup spent fuel cladding under normal and accident conditions of transportation, as prescribed by 10CFR71, considering the physical characteristics and mechanical properties of cladding at the  More>>
Authors:
Machiels, A [1] 
  1. EPRI and USDOE (United States)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2012
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1680
Resource Relation:
Related Information: In: Spent Fuel Performance Assessment and Research. Final Report of a Coordinated Research Project (SPAR-II)| 161 p.
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ACCIDENTS; BURNUP; CLADDING; DAMAGE; DEFORMATION; DRY STORAGE; EPRI; FAILURES; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SIMULATION; SPENT FUELS; US NRC; WASTE TRANSPORTATION
OSTI ID:
22028555
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Contract Number:
SPAR-II CRP Agreement No. 13087
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-92-0-130810-8; ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA12S0162116825
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/TE_1680_web.pdf; Enquiries should be addressed to IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 143-144
Announcement Date:
Jan 18, 2013

Citation Formats

Machiels, A. US spent fuel research and experience. IAEA: N. p., 2012. Web.
Machiels, A. US spent fuel research and experience. IAEA.
Machiels, A. 2012. "US spent fuel research and experience." IAEA.
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title = {US spent fuel research and experience}
author = {Machiels, A}
abstractNote = {The structural performance of high-burnup spent fuel cladding during dry storage and transportation has been the subject of research and evaluation at EPRI for several years. The major issues addressed in this research program have included the following: Characterization and development of predictive models for damage mechanisms perceived to be potentially active during dry storage; Modeling and analysis of deformation processes during long-term dry storage; Development of cladding failure models and failure criteria, considering cladding material and physical conditions during dry storage and transportation; Failure analysis, considering end-of-dry-storage conditions, of spent fuel systems subjected to normal and accident conditions of transport, prescribed in Part 71 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10CFR71) While issues related to dry storage have largely been resolved, transportation issues have not, at least for spent fuel with discharge burnups greater than 45 GWd/MTU. A research program was launched in late 2002 following two NRC-industry meetings held on September 6, 2002 and October 23, 2002. The aim of the research program was to assess the performance of high-burnup spent fuel cladding under normal and accident conditions of transportation, as prescribed by 10CFR71, considering the physical characteristics and mechanical properties of cladding at the end of dry storage. The objective is to present a synthesis of the information that collectively forms a part of a technical basis intended to facilitate resolution of regulatory issues associated with the transportation of spent nuclear fuel characterized by discharge burnups greater than 45 GWd/MTU.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2012}
month = {Jul}
}