STOWING OF PACKAGES CONTAINING RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS DURING THEIR ROAD TRANSPORTATION WITH TRUCKS FOR LOADS UP TO 38 TONS
This study includes four parts. The first is a compilation and coordination of available standards as well as regulatory prescriptions and directives on stowing. The second part of the study investigates the forces generated in road vehicle deceleration in accidental conditions (essentially front end impacts (51.4%) and side-on impacts (19%) at a speed of about 80 km/h before the impact and 50 km/h during the crash, with deceleration values from 20 to 100 g and mean value possibly about 30 g). The third part concerns the development of a mathematical model for the above mentioned accidental conditions. The fourth part of the study relates to experiments with the aim to verify the results obtained from a mathematical model of accident and to collect experimental values allowing to work out a code of good practice for the stowing of radioactive materials (with a maximum weight of about 20 tons). 8 tests have been performed with two types of packagings : lower (Cogema, IL-37 package) and higher (CEA, MECGE package) centre of gravity in front-end and side-on impacts.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10731 EN (1986) MF, 179 P., BFR 300, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 900, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989125057700 / Last updated on: 1987-11-01
Available languages: en