Design and analysis of a high-performance shipping container for large payloads

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The packaging, designated the H1636A is a high-performing packageing for large payloads. The H1636A is 50 in. in diameter and 113 in. in length and weighs approximately 4600 lb when empty. The design objective was to meet 1996 proposed IAEA Type C criteria for air transport of large quantities of radioactive material (RAM). That is, the package should survive the standard Type B tests and more severe tests such as an impact onto an unyielding target at 280 ft/s and a one-hour jet fuel fire. The packaging consists of a large double-walled stainless steel outer drum filled with uniform density ... continued below

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York, A.R. II & Slavin, A.M. May 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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The packaging, designated the H1636A is a high-performing packageing for large payloads. The H1636A is 50 in. in diameter and 113 in. in length and weighs approximately 4600 lb when empty. The design objective was to meet 1996 proposed IAEA Type C criteria for air transport of large quantities of radioactive material (RAM). That is, the package should survive the standard Type B tests and more severe tests such as an impact onto an unyielding target at 280 ft/s and a one-hour jet fuel fire. The packaging consists of a large double-walled stainless steel outer drum filled with uniform density polyurethane foam. A stainless steel containment vessel (CV) with an inside diameter of 23 in. and a length of 78 in. carries the RAM. The CV has a nominal thickness of 0.375 in. and seals with two elastomeric 0-rings. The lid of the CV is joined to the body with a unique closure called a tape joint. The tape joint utilizes interlocking features preloaded with wedges and can withstand significant deformation.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95011879

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  • 2. annual Department of Energy defense programs packaging workshop, San Francisco, CA (United States), 12-15 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95011879
  • Report No.: SAND--95-0969C
  • Report No.: CONF-9506150--2
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 79714
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc736215

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York, A.R. II & Slavin, A.M. Design and analysis of a high-performance shipping container for large payloads, article, May 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc736215/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.