The Response of Steel Containment Models to Internal Pressurization

by Daniel S. Horschel, Sandia Natl Lab, Applied Mechanics, Div II, Albuquerque, NM, USA,
David B. Clauss, Sandia Natl Lab, Applied Mechanics, Div II, Albuquerque, NM, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Nuclear Facilities

Abstract: To obtain insight and data on the response of containment vessels subjected to beyond design basis accidents, four 1/32 scale steel containment models have been subjected to internal overpressurization, and a 1/8 scale containment model is to be tested shortly. The containment models are being analyzed prior to testing. Both analysis and experimental data are discussed and compared for the 1/32 scale containment models. Details and results of the analyses performed on the 1/8 scale steel model are presented.

Subject Headings: Data processing | Model analysis | Model tests | Scale models | Steel | Containment vessels | Ship collisions | Data analysis

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