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ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE OF HLW CONTAINERS (EXTENSION OF CONTRACT FI1W021900)

Objective

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES HAS LAUNCHED A PROJECT ON THE ASSESSMENT OF THE MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF METALLIC CONTAINERS TO BE USED AS OVERPACKS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF VITRIFIED HIGH LEVEL WASTE IN DEEP GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS (PROJECT COMPAS). THE PROJECT COVERS BOTH COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL WORK AND IS COORDINATED BY OVE ARUP & PARTNERS UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE CEC.

ENRESA WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE SECOND BENCHMARK EXERCISE.
THIS EXERCISE WILL MAINLY CONCERN THE CALCULATION OF BENCHMARK PROBLEMS BASED ON EXPERIMENTAL TESTS ON THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF METALLIC CONTAINERS. IN PRINCIPLE THREE DIFFERENT KIND OF EXPERIMENTAL TESTS ARE PLANNED:
- PRELIMINARY TESTS ON SIMPLE RING ELEMENTS
- INTERMEDIATE TESTS ON SIMPLIFIED CONTAINER MODELS
- ADVANCED TESTS ON SCALE CONTAINER MODELS;
ENRESA WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE BENCHMARK PROBLEMS, ON THICK WALL CONTAINER CONCEPT, DEFINED ON THE BASIS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL TESTS MENTIONED ABOVE.
THE CALCULATION WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY USING THE ANSYS COMPUTER PROGRAMME.

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EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIOACTIVOS S.A.
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7,Emilio Vargas 7
28043 MADRID
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