As an aid in the planning and investigation of an experimental research program on the effects of environmental accidents upon spent fuel shipping containers, a study is being made to correlate the results of tests of scale model shipping casks with those of complex structural computer models. After surveying the available codes, a general purpose, dynamic, nonlinear computer program (ADINA) was chosen to model several experiments. Among these are: stainless steel cylindrical containers dropped on end from a height of 12 inches; lead and uranium filled cask models dropped 12 inches and 30 feet, in both end and side orientations. The results will be used for selection of the test parameters by the prediction and planning of failure test conditions, as well as confirmation of previous test results. Together, the experimental and theoretical analyses will provide a realistic assessment of the effects of accident loadings on spent fuel shipping containers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From 5, symposium on packaging and transportation of radioactive materials; Las Vegas, Nevada, May 7, 1978. CONF-780506-(VOL. 1).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201
  • Authors:
    • Balmert, M
    • Groom, J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 375-383

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM