Instrumentation of a prestressed concrete containment vessel model

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A series of static overpressurization tests of scale models of nuclear containment structures is being conducted by Sandia National Laboratories for the Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation of Japan and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. At present, two tests are being planned: a test of a model of a steel containment vessel (SCV) that is representative of an improved, boiling water reactor (BWR) Mark II design; and a test of a model of a prestressed concrete containment vessel (PCCV). This paper discusses plans and the results of a preliminary investigation of the instrumentation of the PCCV model. The instrumentation suite for ... continued below

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Hessheimer, M. F.; Rightley, M. J. & Matsumoto, T. September 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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A series of static overpressurization tests of scale models of nuclear containment structures is being conducted by Sandia National Laboratories for the Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation of Japan and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. At present, two tests are being planned: a test of a model of a steel containment vessel (SCV) that is representative of an improved, boiling water reactor (BWR) Mark II design; and a test of a model of a prestressed concrete containment vessel (PCCV). This paper discusses plans and the results of a preliminary investigation of the instrumentation of the PCCV model. The instrumentation suite for this model will consist of approximately 2000 channels of data to record displacements, strains in the reinforcing steel, prestressing tendons, concrete, steel liner and liner anchors, as well as pressure and temperature. The instrumentation is being designed to monitor the response of the model during prestressing operations, during Structural Integrity and Integrated Leak Rate testing, and during test to failure of the model. Particular emphasis has been placed on instrumentation of the prestressing system in order to understand the behavior of the prestressing strands at design and beyond design pressure levels. Current plans are to place load cells at both ends of one third of the tendons in addition to placing strain measurement devices along the length of selected tendons. Strain measurements will be made using conventional bonded foil resistance gages and a wire resistance gage, known as a {open_quotes}Tensmeg{close_quotes}{reg_sign} gage, specifically designed for use with seven-wire strand. The results of preliminary tests of both types of gages, in the laboratory and in a simulated model configuration, are reported and plans for instrumentation of the model are discussed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95017579

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  • 13. international conference on structural mechanics in reactor technology (SMiRT-13), Porto Alegre (Brazil), 13-18 Aug 1995

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  • Other: DE95017579
  • Report No.: SAND--95-1934C
  • Report No.: CONF-950804--7
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/102368 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 102368
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622161

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Hessheimer, M. F.; Rightley, M. J. & Matsumoto, T. Instrumentation of a prestressed concrete containment vessel model, report, September 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622161/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.