Soil structural analysis tools and properties for Hanford site waste tank evaluation

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As Hanford Site contractors address future structural demands on nuclear waste tanks, built as early as 1943, it is necessary to address their current safety margins and ensure safe margins are maintained. Although the current civil engineering practice guidelines for soil modeling are suitable as preliminary design tools, future demands potentially result in loads and modifications to the tanks that are outside the original design basis and current code based structural capabilities. For example, waste removal may include cutting a large hole in a tank. This report addresses both spring modeling of site soils and finite-element modeling of soils. Additionally ... continued below

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Moore, C.J.; Holtz, R.D.; Wagenblast, G.R.; Weiner, E.D. & Marlow, R.S. September 1, 1995.

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  • Westinghouse Hanford Company
    Publisher Info: Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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As Hanford Site contractors address future structural demands on nuclear waste tanks, built as early as 1943, it is necessary to address their current safety margins and ensure safe margins are maintained. Although the current civil engineering practice guidelines for soil modeling are suitable as preliminary design tools, future demands potentially result in loads and modifications to the tanks that are outside the original design basis and current code based structural capabilities. For example, waste removal may include cutting a large hole in a tank. This report addresses both spring modeling of site soils and finite-element modeling of soils. Additionally seismic dynamic modeling of Hanford Site soils is also included. Of new and special interest is Section 2.2 that Professor Robert D. Holtz of the University of Washington wrote on plane strain soil testing versus triaxial testing with Hanford Site application to large buried waste tanks.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97050977

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  • Other: DE97050977
  • Report No.: WHC-SD-WM-DA--208
  • Grant Number: AC06-87RL10930
  • DOI: 10.2172/410309 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 410309
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678089

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Moore, C.J.; Holtz, R.D.; Wagenblast, G.R.; Weiner, E.D. & Marlow, R.S. Soil structural analysis tools and properties for Hanford site waste tank evaluation, report, September 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678089/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.