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Title: Fracture mechanics based design for radioactive material transport packagings -- Historical review

The use of a fracture mechanics based design for the radioactive material transport (RAM) packagings has been the subject of extensive research for more than a decade. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has played an important role in the research and development of the application of this technology. Ductile iron has been internationally accepted as an exemplary material for the demonstration of a fracture mechanics based method of RAM packaging design and therefore is the subject of a large portion of the research discussed in this report. SNL`s extensive research and development program, funded primarily by the U. S. Department of Energy`s Office of Transportation, Energy Management and Analytical Services (EM-76) and in an auxiliary capacity, the office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, is summarized in this document along with a summary of the research conducted at other institutions throughout the world. In addition to the research and development work, code and standards development and regulatory positions are also discussed.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
654001
Report Number(s):
SAND--98-0764
ON: DE98005255; TRN: 98:010285
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1998
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; FRACTURE MECHANICS; DESIGN; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; WASTE TRANSPORTATION; CONTAINERS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; SPENT FUEL CASKS; FERRITIC STEELS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES