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The Use of Prestressed Concrete Vessels in the French Power Reactor Programme; Les caissons en beton precontraint dans le programme francais des reacteurs de puissance; Korpusy iz predvaritel'no napryazhennogo betona vo frantsuzskoj programme ehnergeticheskikh reaktorov; Empleo de recipientes de presion de hormigon pretensado en el programa frances de reactores de potencia

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Abstract

This paper deals with the use of pre-stressed concrete for the G2 and G3 reactors at Marcoule and for the EDF3 reactor now under construction at Chinon. The first two reactors have been operating at power since 1959 and 1960 respectively. Messrs. Conte and Dambrine discuss the problems that arose during construction of the vessels for G2 and G3 and also deal with the experience gained in operation - experience which suggests that they are extremely safe- Work on the EDF3 vessel, begun at Chinon in the second half of 1961, is still under way and should be finished towards the end of 1963. Mr. Gaussot discusses the reasons for choosing this type of vessel, the results of calculations and mock-up tests, and the problems presented by the construction itself. A number of studies have been devoted to the future prospects of prestressed concrete structures for reactors. It would seem that working pressures could be increased, if desired, and, in any case, that dimensions could be considerably enlarged, thus offering the chance of integral-type solutions. (author) [French] La communication traite de l'application du beton precontraint aux reacteurs G2 et G3 de Marcoule et au reacteur EDF 3, en construction a  More>>
Authors:
Conte, F.; [1]  Dambrine, C.; [2]  Gaussot, D. [3] 
  1. Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Marcoule (France)
  2. Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Fontenay-aux-Roses (France)
  3. Electricite de France, Clamart (France)
Publication Date:
Oct 15, 1963
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on Operating Experience with Power Reactors, Vienna (Austria), 4-8 Jun 1963; Other Information: 11 figs., 5 refs.; Related Information: In: Operating Experience with Power Reactors. Proceedings of the Conference on Operating Experience with Power Reactors. Vol. II| 428 p.
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; CHINON-A3 REACTOR; CONSTRUCTION; FRANCE; G-2 REACTOR; G-3 REACTOR; PRESTRESSED CONCRETE; REACTOR OPERATION; REACTOR VESSELS
OSTI ID:
22108187
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13R0409065998
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 107-127
Announcement Date:
Jun 27, 2013

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Conte, F., Dambrine, C., and Gaussot, D. The Use of Prestressed Concrete Vessels in the French Power Reactor Programme; Les caissons en beton precontraint dans le programme francais des reacteurs de puissance; Korpusy iz predvaritel'no napryazhennogo betona vo frantsuzskoj programme ehnergeticheskikh reaktorov; Empleo de recipientes de presion de hormigon pretensado en el programa frances de reactores de potencia. IAEA: N. p., 1963. Web.
Conte, F., Dambrine, C., & Gaussot, D. The Use of Prestressed Concrete Vessels in the French Power Reactor Programme; Les caissons en beton precontraint dans le programme francais des reacteurs de puissance; Korpusy iz predvaritel'no napryazhennogo betona vo frantsuzskoj programme ehnergeticheskikh reaktorov; Empleo de recipientes de presion de hormigon pretensado en el programa frances de reactores de potencia. IAEA.
Conte, F., Dambrine, C., and Gaussot, D. 1963. "The Use of Prestressed Concrete Vessels in the French Power Reactor Programme; Les caissons en beton precontraint dans le programme francais des reacteurs de puissance; Korpusy iz predvaritel'no napryazhennogo betona vo frantsuzskoj programme ehnergeticheskikh reaktorov; Empleo de recipientes de presion de hormigon pretensado en el programa frances de reactores de potencia." IAEA.
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title = {The Use of Prestressed Concrete Vessels in the French Power Reactor Programme; Les caissons en beton precontraint dans le programme francais des reacteurs de puissance; Korpusy iz predvaritel'no napryazhennogo betona vo frantsuzskoj programme ehnergeticheskikh reaktorov; Empleo de recipientes de presion de hormigon pretensado en el programa frances de reactores de potencia}
author = {Conte, F., Dambrine, C., and Gaussot, D.}
abstractNote = {This paper deals with the use of pre-stressed concrete for the G2 and G3 reactors at Marcoule and for the EDF3 reactor now under construction at Chinon. The first two reactors have been operating at power since 1959 and 1960 respectively. Messrs. Conte and Dambrine discuss the problems that arose during construction of the vessels for G2 and G3 and also deal with the experience gained in operation - experience which suggests that they are extremely safe- Work on the EDF3 vessel, begun at Chinon in the second half of 1961, is still under way and should be finished towards the end of 1963. Mr. Gaussot discusses the reasons for choosing this type of vessel, the results of calculations and mock-up tests, and the problems presented by the construction itself. A number of studies have been devoted to the future prospects of prestressed concrete structures for reactors. It would seem that working pressures could be increased, if desired, and, in any case, that dimensions could be considerably enlarged, thus offering the chance of integral-type solutions. (author) [French] La communication traite de l'application du beton precontraint aux reacteurs G2 et G3 de Marcoule et au reacteur EDF 3, en construction a Chinon. Les reacteurs sont en puissance depuis respectivement 1959 et I960; le CEA indique les problemes qui se sont poses pendant la construction du caisson du reacteur, et la lecon tiree des observations faites en service, qui tend a demontrer la tres grande securite de ces appareils. La construction du caisson de EDF3 a commence a Chinon dans la deuxieme partie de 1961; elle est en cours actuellement et sera terminee vers la fin de 1963. L'EDF presente les raisons du choix de ce caisson, les resultats des calculs et des essais sur maquette ainsi que les problemes poses par la construction. Diverses etudes ont ete faites sur les perspectives futures des ouvrages en beton precontraint pour reacteurs. Il semble que l 'on puisse realiser, si on le desire, une elevation de la pression de service et de toutes manieres, une augmentation notable des dimensions, ce qui permet d'envisager des solutions du type integre. (author) [Spanish] G3 de Marcoule y en el reactor EDF3, en construccion en Chinon. Los reactores se encuentran en servicio desde 1959 y 1960, respectivamente; el Comissariat a l'energie atomique indica los problemas que ha planteado la construccion de los recipientes de presion y las observaciones efectuadas durante el funcionamiento de los reactores, que ponen de manifiesto la gran seguridad de los mencionados recipientes. La construccion del recipiente de presion del reactor EDF3, que comenzo en Chinon en el segundo semestre de 1961, prosigue actualmente y quedara terminada a fines de 1963. L'Electricite de France expone los motivos de la eleccion de este tipo de recipiente, los resultados de los calculos y de los ensayos efectuados con maquetas, asi como los problemas planteados por sir construccion. Se han llevado a cabo varios estudios sobre las perspectivas del empleo del hormigon pretensado en los reactores. Al parecer, este material permite obtener un aumento de la presion de trabajo y de todas maneras, un incremento notable de las dimensiones, lo que a su vez permite tomar en consideracion soluciones de tipo integrado. (author) [Russian] Izlagaetsya vopros o primenenii predvaritel'no napryazhennogo betona dlya reaktorov G.2 i G.3 v Markule i dlya stroyashchegosya v Shinone reaktora EDF.3. Reaktory dostigli mosnosti sootvetstvenno v 1959 i 1960 godakh; KAEH otmechaet problemy, kotorye voznikli v protsesse stroitel'stva korpusa reaktora, i izlagaet filosofiyu nablyudenij, kotorye prodemonstrirovali vysokuyu bezopasnost' ehtikh ustanovok. K stroitel'stvu korpusa reaktora EDF.3 v SHinone pristupili vo vtoroj polovine 1961 goda; stroitel'stvo budet zaversheno k kontsu 1963 goda. ''Ehlektrisite de Frans'' ob{sup y}asnyaet prichiny vybora takogo korpusa, privodit rezul'taty raschetov i provedennykh na makete ispytanij, a takzhe kasaetsya voznikshikh v protsesse stroitel'stva problem. Provodyatsya razlichnye issledovaniya budushchikh perspektiv ispol'zovaniya predvaritel'no napryazhennogo betona dlya reaktorov. Sozdaetsya vpechatlenie o vozmozhnosti pri zhelanii osushchestvit' povyshenie rabochego davleniya i dobit'sya zametnogo uvelicheniya razmerov, chto pozvolyaet predvidet' sozdanie konstruktsii integrirovannogo tipa. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1963}
month = {Oct}
}