Thermal shock on the N.S. Savannah containment vessel is analyzed when subjected to an internal releasing primary fluid (steam and water) and simultaneously cooling the external surface of the vessel. It was assumed that water could flow into the ducts in the reactor compartment and contact the containment vessel after flooding had reached a sufficient height. Conditions and effects of cold water on the containment vessel are calculated under realistically assumed conditions. Since thermal shock failures of ductile materials require repetitive cycles of rapidly changing temperatures, it was concluded that failure of the containment vessel by a single thermal shock would not take place.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number ESI-26-2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ebasco Services Incorporated

    Two Rector Street
    New York, NY  United States 

    States Marine Lines, Incorporated

  • Publication Date: 1961-6-14

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ESI-26-2 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1889
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM