Non-linear analysis in Light Water Reactor design

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The results obtained from a scoping study sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) under the Light Water Reactor (LWR) Safety Technology Program at Sandia National Laboratories are presented. Basically, this project calls for the examination of the hypothesis that the use of nonlinear analysis methods in the design of LWR systems and components of interest include such items as: the reactor vessel, vessel internals, nozzles and penetrations, component support structures, and containment structures. Piping systems are excluded because they are being addressed by a separate study. Essentially, the findings were that nonlinear analysis methods are beneficial to LWR ... continued below

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Rashid, Y.R.; Sharabi, M.N.; Nickell, R.E.; Esztergar, E.P. & Jones, J.W. March 1, 1980.

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The results obtained from a scoping study sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) under the Light Water Reactor (LWR) Safety Technology Program at Sandia National Laboratories are presented. Basically, this project calls for the examination of the hypothesis that the use of nonlinear analysis methods in the design of LWR systems and components of interest include such items as: the reactor vessel, vessel internals, nozzles and penetrations, component support structures, and containment structures. Piping systems are excluded because they are being addressed by a separate study. Essentially, the findings were that nonlinear analysis methods are beneficial to LWR design from a technical point of view. However, the costs needed to implement these methods are the roadblock to readily adopting them. In this sense, a cost-benefit type of analysis must be made on the various topics identified by these studies and priorities must be established. This document is the complete report by ANATECH International Corporation.

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  • Report No.: SAND-80-0669
  • Report No.: ALO-64
  • Report No.: ANA-79-3
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • DOI: 10.2172/5553763 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5553763
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092691

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Rashid, Y.R.; Sharabi, M.N.; Nickell, R.E.; Esztergar, E.P. & Jones, J.W. Non-linear analysis in Light Water Reactor design, report, March 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092691/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.