Thermal and stress analyses of meltdown cups for LMFBR safety experiments using SLSF in-reactor loops [electronic resource].
- Argonne, Ill. : Argonne National Laboratory, 1977. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 21 : digital, PDF file
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- Argonne National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- A description of a meltdown cup to be used in the SLSF in-reactor experiments is presented. Thermal analyses have shown that the cup is capable of containing and cooling the postulated quantities of molten fuel and steel. The basic loadings for stress analyses were defined and failure modes were determined. It was shown that both the maximum bending stress and maximum tangential stress in the Inconel vessel are below the material yield stress. Additionally, the axial stress in the Inconel vessel was found to be negligible. The shear stress in the wire-formed retaining ring is much below the maximum shear stress. Therefore, the meltdown cup is capable of performing its required function.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1977., "conf-770807-40", 4. international conference on structural mechanics in reactor technology, San Francisco, California, USA, 15 Aug 1977., and Pierce, R.D.; Pedersen, D.R.; Blomquist, C.A.; Ariman, T.
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