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The Compas project looked at the performance of various computer codes in a selected benchmark exercise. This consisted of several analyses on simplified models which have features typical of HLW containers. These analyses comprise two groups; one related to thick walled, stressed shell overpacks, the other related to thin walled, supported shell overpacks with a lead filler. The first set of analyses looked at an elastic-plastic behaviour and large deformation of a cylinder (representative of the main body of thick walled containers). The second set looked at creep behaviour of the lead filler, and the shape the base of thin walled containers will take up after hundreds of years in the repository. On the thick walled analyses with the cylinder subject to an external pressure all the codes gave consistent results in the elastic region, and there is good agreement in the yield pressures. Once in the plastic region there is more divergence in the results although a consistent trend is predicted. One of the analyses predicted a non-axisymmetric mode of deformation as would be expected in reality. Fewer results were received for the creep analysis. The transient creep results showed consistency, and were bounded by the final-state results.

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Authors: OVE ARUP AND PARTNERS, Ove Arup & Partners, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12053 EN (1989) FS, 69 pp., ECU 6.25
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9442-4;CD-NA-
Record Number: 198910388 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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