A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR THE ANALYSIS OF THE PROTECTION BARRIER OF NUCLEAR SHIPS
Since the probability of collisions always exist, adequate protection for the nuclear reactor is essential for nuclear powered ships. In the past, the design and analysis of the protection barrier was based on experiments and semi-empirical methods of analysis. Existing analytical methods are not accurate because of their deviation from the proper collapse theorems. This paper presents a mathematical model developed for the United States Maritime Administration for the analysis and design of the protection barrier based on the collapse theorems and finite element methods, and a design procedure to ensure the safety of nuclear ships in collisions. Model test correlation with this mathematical model is also discussed.
- Presented at Symposium on the Safety of Nuclear Ships, Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany, December 5-9, 1977, by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency in collaboration with The International Atomic Energy.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)2, rue André Pascal
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- Chang, P Y
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Mathematical models; Nuclear power plants; Nuclear powered ships; Nuclear reactors; Safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Collision damage protection; Nuclear reactor design; Nuclear reactor safety
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00170414
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Hydronautics, Incorporated
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM