Volume 18, Issue No.3-4


Safe operation, container for transport of nuclear fuel, experimental and numerical methods of mechanics.


During safety verification of containers for transport spent nuclear fuel is useful to use a combination of experimental and numerical methods of mechanics. According to present regulations, they have to comply with prescribed tests realized on real containers or their models that have the same basic properties as evaluated object. In
the paper are given experimental as well as numerical treatments for safety verification of containers under thermal and pressure loading together with presentation of reached results.


Acta Mechanica Slovaca. Volume 18, Issue 3-4, Pages 36–43, ISSN 1335-2393


  Verification of Safety of Containers for Spent Nuclear Fuel by ...


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