NS SAVANNAH NUCLEAR MERCHANT SHIP STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF CONTROL ROD DRIVE SUPPORT STRUCTURE

The design of the control rod drive support structure of the N.S. Savannah is checked to determine if the structure will prevent excessive deflections in the control rod drivelines and whether the support structure is structurally adequate. The extent of the study is limited to determination of the stresses at connections and at critical points in the control rod drive support structure, to determination of the deflection of the structure at the tie plate and at the alignment plate, and to review of the design calculations made by General Electric. No calculations were made to check the design of individual drives. The design of the support structure was checked for several conditions of loading -- normal ship motions, unusual ship motions, and other forces -- and it was concluded that the support structure will prevent excessive deflection of the control rod drivelines and is structurally adequate. Calculation sheets for stress and deflection are included in the appendix, comprising over half of the report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number ESI-3(c)-1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ebasco Services Incorporated

    Two Rector Street
    New York, NY  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1960-5-17

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ESI-3(c)-1
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-1)-2475
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM