Assessment of modular construction for safety-related structures at advanced nuclear power plants

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Modular construction techniques have been successfully used in a number of industries, both domestically and internationally. Recently, the use of structural modules has been proposed for advanced nuclear power plants. The objective in utilizing modular construction is to reduce the construction schedule, reduce construction costs, and improve the quality of construction. This report documents the results of a program which evaluated the proposed use of modular construction for safety-related structures in advanced nuclear power plant designs. The program included review of current modular construction technology, development of licensing review criteria for modular construction, and initial validation of currently available analytical ... continued below

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Braverman, J.; Morante, R. & Hofmayer, C. March 1997.

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  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Publisher Info: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Engineering Technology
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
    Place of Publication: Upton, New York

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Modular construction techniques have been successfully used in a number of industries, both domestically and internationally. Recently, the use of structural modules has been proposed for advanced nuclear power plants. The objective in utilizing modular construction is to reduce the construction schedule, reduce construction costs, and improve the quality of construction. This report documents the results of a program which evaluated the proposed use of modular construction for safety-related structures in advanced nuclear power plant designs. The program included review of current modular construction technology, development of licensing review criteria for modular construction, and initial validation of currently available analytical techniques applied to concrete-filled steel structural modules. The program was conducted in three phases. The objective of the first phase was to identify the technical issues and the need for further study in order to support NRC licensing review activities. The two key findings were the need for supplementary review criteria to augment the Standard Review Plan and the need for verified design/analysis methodology for unique types of modules, such as the concrete-filled steel module. In the second phase of this program, Modular Construction Review Criteria were developed to provide guidance for licensing reviews. In the third phase, an analysis effort was conducted to determine if currently available finite element analysis techniques can be used to predict the response of concrete-filled steel modules.

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INIS; OSTI as TI97005107

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  • Other Information: PBD: Mar 1997

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  • Other: TI97005107
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR--6486
  • Report No.: BNL-NUREG--52520
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • DOI: 10.2172/464149 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 464149
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678454

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Braverman, J.; Morante, R. & Hofmayer, C. Assessment of modular construction for safety-related structures at advanced nuclear power plants, report, March 1997; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678454/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.