Testing of Materials and Scale Models for Impact Limiters

by A. K. Maji,
D. Satpathi,
H. L. Schreyer,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


Aluminum Honeycomb and Polyurethane foam specimens were tested to obtain experimental data on the material's behavior under different loading conditions. This paper reports the dynamic tests conducted on the materials and on the design and testing of scale models made out of these 'Impact-Limiters', as they are used in the design of transportation casks. Dynamic tests were conducted on a modified Charpy Impact machine with associated instrumentation, and compared with static test results. A scale model testing setup was designed and used for preliminary tests on models being used by current designers of transportation casks. The paper presents preliminary results of the program. Additional information will be available and reported at the time of presentation of the paper.

Subject Headings: Material tests | Material properties | Impact tests | Scale models | Dynamic tests | Aluminum (chemical) | Radioactive wastes | Radioactive materials

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