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Title: FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF BULK TRITIUM SHIPPING PACKAGE

The Bulk Tritium Shipping Package was designed by Savannah River National Laboratory. This package will be used to transport tritium. As part of the requirements for certification, the package must be shown to meet the scenarios of the Hypothetical Accident Conditions (HAC) defined in Code of Federal Regulations Title 10 Part 71 (10CFR71). The conditions include a sequential 30-foot drop event, 30-foot dynamic crush event, and a 40-inch puncture event. Finite Element analyses were performed to support and expand upon prototype testing. Cases similar to the tests were evaluated. Additional temperatures and orientations were also examined to determine their impact on the results. The peak stress on the package was shown to be acceptable. In addition, the strain on the outer drum as well as the inner containment boundary was shown to be acceptable. In conjunction with the prototype tests, the package was shown to meet its confinement requirements.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
981653
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2010-00332
TRN: US1003837
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institue of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting
Research Org:
SRS
Sponsoring Org:
DOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CONFINEMENT; CONTAINMENT; HYPOTHETICAL ACCIDENTS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; REGULATIONS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; STRAINS; TESTING; TRANSPORT; TRITIUM