Over-the-road tests of nuclear materials package response to normal environments

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In support of the development of American National Standards Institute standards for the transport of radioactive materials, Sandia has a program to characterize the normal transport environment. This program includes both analytical modeling of package and trailer responses, and over-the-road tests to measure those responses. This paper presents the results of a series of over-the-road tests performed using Chem-Nuclear equipment in the Barnwell, SC, area. The test events included a variety of road types such as rough concrete, shock events such as railroad grade crossings, and driver responses such as sharp turns. The response of the package and trailer to ... continued below

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Gwinn, K.W.; Glass, R.E. & Edwards, K.R. December 1, 1991.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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In support of the development of American National Standards Institute standards for the transport of radioactive materials, Sandia has a program to characterize the normal transport environment. This program includes both analytical modeling of package and trailer responses, and over-the-road tests to measure those responses. This paper presents the results of a series of over-the-road tests performed using Chem-Nuclear equipment in the Barnwell, SC, area. The test events included a variety of road types such as rough concrete, shock events such as railroad grade crossings, and driver responses such as sharp turns. The response of the package and trailer to these events was measured with accelerometers at various locations to determine the inertial loads. Either load cells or strain gages were used to measure tiedown response. These accelerations and loads were measured on systems with flexible and ``rigid`` tiedowns. The results indicated that while significant accelerations occur on the trailer bed, these do not translate into equivalent loads in either the package or the tiedown system. This indicates that trailer-bed response should not be used in determining the load factor for fatigue calculations of the package components or in determining design loads for tiedowns.

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INIS; OSTI as DE92019767

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  • Other Information: PBD: Dec 1991

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  • Other: DE92019767
  • Report No.: SAND--91-0079
  • Report No.: TTC--1072
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/140821 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140821
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619301

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Gwinn, K.W.; Glass, R.E. & Edwards, K.R. Over-the-road tests of nuclear materials package response to normal environments, report, December 1, 1991; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619301/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.