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Abstract

Certain regions of prestressed concrete reactor vessels (PCRV) and biological shields are most likely to become activated. This study investigates the feasibility of constructing these of easily removable blocks, separated by a suitable membrane. Two small scale, single cavity PCRV models were designed, constructed and pressure tested. One of these had planes of weakness immediately behind the cavity liner and the other did not. Results indicate that the planes of weakness concept could offer a means of facilitating the dismantling of such activated regions.

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Authors: DAWSON P, TAYLOR WOODROW CONSTRUCTION LIMITED, SOUTHALL, MIDDLESEX (UK);PATON A A, TAYLOR WOODROW CONSTRUCTION LIMITED, SOUTHALL, MIDDLESEX (UK);FLEISCHER C C TAYLOR WOODROW CONSTRUCTION LIMITED, SOUTHALL, MIDDLESEX (UK), TAYLOR WOODROW CONSTRUCTION LIMITED, SOUTHALL, MIDDLESEX (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12518 EN (1989), 58 PP., FS, ECU 6.25, AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, L-2985 LUXEMBOURG
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Record Number: 1989128029700 / Last updated on: 1990-11-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en