GA-4/GA-9 Honeycomb Impact Limiter Tests and Analytical Model

by M. A. Koploy, General Atomics, San Diego, United States,
C. S. Taylor, General Atomics, San Diego, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


General Atomics (GA) has a test program underway to obtain data on the behavior of a honeycomb impact limiter. The program includes testing of small samples to obtain basic information, as well as testing of complete 1/4 -scale impact limiters to obtain load-versus-deflection curves for different crush orientations. GA has used the test results to aid in the development of an analytical model to predict the impact limiter loads. The results also helped optimize the design of the impact limiters for the GA-4 and GA-9 Casks.

Subject Headings: Impact tests | Load tests | Radioactive wastes | Impact loads | Honeycomb structures | Traffic safety | Optimization models

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