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Title: Structural Design Challenges in Design Certification Applications for New Reactors

The licensing framework established by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 52, “Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants,” provides requirements for standard design certifications (DCs) and combined license (COL) applications. The intent of this process is the early reso- lution of safety issues at the DC application stage. Subsequent COL applications may incorporate a DC by reference. Thus, the COL review will not reconsider safety issues resolved during the DC process. However, a COL application that incorporates a DC by reference must demonstrate that relevant site-specific de- sign parameters are confined within the bounds postulated by the DC, and any departures from the DC need to be justified. This paper provides an overview of structural design chal- lenges encountered in recent DC applications under the 10 CFR Part 52 process, in which the authors have participated as part of the safety review effort.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1015137
Report Number(s):
BNL--95099-2011-CP
TRN: US1102807
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division PVP2011 ; Baltimore, MD; 20110717 through 20110717
Research Org:
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY (BNL)
Sponsoring Org:
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS (ASME)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 42 ENGINEERING; DESIGN; LICENSING; NUCLEAR POWER; PRESSURE VESSELS; REGULATIONS; RESOLUTION; SAFETY Structural Design; Nuclear Power Plants; new reactors