FULL SCALE IMPACT TESTING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY CONTROL OF ENERGY MATERIAL SHIPPING CONTAINER SYSTEMS

Heavily-shielded energy material shipping systems, similar in size and weight to those presently employed to transport irradiated reactor fuel elements, are being destructively tested under dynamic conditions. In these tests, the outer and inner steel shells interact in a complex manner with the massive biological shielding in the system. Results obtained from these tests provide needed information for new design concepts. Containment failure (and the resulting release of radioactive material to the environment which might occur in an extremely severe accident) is most likely through the seals and other ancillary features of the shipping systems. Analyses and experiments provide engineering data on the behavior of these shipping systems under severe accident conditions and information for predicting potential survivability and environmental control with a rational margin of safety.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Environmental control symposium, Washington, DC, USA, 28 Nov 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    P. O. Box 2008
    Oak Ridge, TN  USA  37831

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Seagren, R D
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-26
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM