Repository Waste Package Transporter Shielding Weight Optimization

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The Yucca Mountain repository requires the use of a waste package (WP) transporter to transport a WP from a process facility on the surface to the subsurface for underground emplacement. The transporter is a part of the waste emplacement transport systems, which includes a primary locomotive at the front end and a secondary locomotive at the rear end. The overall system with a WP on board weights over 350 metric tons (MT). With the shielding mass constituting approximately one-third of the total system weight, shielding optimization for minimal weight will benefit the overall transport system with reduced axle requirements and ... continued below

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Sanders, C.E. & Su, Shiaw-Der February 2, 2005.

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The Yucca Mountain repository requires the use of a waste package (WP) transporter to transport a WP from a process facility on the surface to the subsurface for underground emplacement. The transporter is a part of the waste emplacement transport systems, which includes a primary locomotive at the front end and a secondary locomotive at the rear end. The overall system with a WP on board weights over 350 metric tons (MT). With the shielding mass constituting approximately one-third of the total system weight, shielding optimization for minimal weight will benefit the overall transport system with reduced axle requirements and improved maneuverability. With a high contact dose rate on the WP external surface and minimal personnel shielding afforded by the WP, the transporter provides radiation shielding to workers during waste emplacement and retrieval operations. This paper presents the design approach and optimization method used in achieving a shielding configuration with minimal weight.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00840150

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  • Other Information: PBD: 2 Feb 2005

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  • DOI: 10.2172/840150 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc778666

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Sanders, C.E. & Su, Shiaw-Der. Repository Waste Package Transporter Shielding Weight Optimization, report, February 2, 2005; Las Vegas, Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc778666/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.