Reactor Containment Structures Abroad

by Alexis L. Gluckmann,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 2, Pg. 59-76

Document Type: Journal Paper


Vapor containment structures designed for pressurized water reactors in Belgium, Spain, Japan, Italy, and Switzerland are described. They cover the following: Single containment steel shell; single containment reinforced concrete cylindrical shell with steel dome; partial double containment; steel shell with exterior annulus and exterior secondary shielding; double containment also called zero leakage containment; steel shell with complete reinforced concrete enclosure, with steel liner. Basic design features, including thermal gradient, allowable stresses, and earthquake design are also studied.

Subject Headings: Steel | Reinforced concrete | Allowable stress design | Seismic design | Thermal loads | Hydraulic design | Water management | Cylindrical shells | Europe | Belgium | Spain | Japan | Asia | Italy | Switzerland

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