skip to main content

Title: Surrogate Spent Nuclear Fuel Vibration Integrity Investigation

Transportation packages for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) must meet safety requirements under normal and accident conditions as specified by federal regulations. During transportation, SNF experiences unique conditions and challenges to cladding integrity due to the vibrational and impact loading encountered during road or rail shipment. ORNL has been developing testing capabilities that can be used to improve our understanding of the impacts of vibration loading on SNF integrity, especially for high burn-up SNF in normal transportation operation conditions. This information can be used to meet nuclear industry and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs in the area of safety of SNF storage and transportation operations.
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Rockville, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2014 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, Reno, NV (United States), 15-19 Jun 2014
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML)
Sponsoring Org:
Work for Others (WFO)
Country of Publication:
United States
spent nuclear fuel; pure bending; bending fatigue; fuel transportation