The Radiological Capacity of Transport Casks Loaded in a 2-Region Non-Uniform Pattern

by N. Barrie McLeod, E. R. Johnson Associates, Inc, Oakton, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


The radiological capacity of spent fuel storage and transport casks can be increased by the use of non-uniform cask loading. There are many possible combinations of spent fuel burnup and age that can be accommodated when a given cask is non-uniformly loaded. A method for determining acceptable burnup/age combinations in non-uniformly loaded casks is described. The use of that method is illustrated by showing the burnup/age combinations that can be loaded into each of the regions in a 2-region non-uniform cask loading pattern.

Subject Headings: Load bearing capacity | Load combinations | Load factors | Radioactive wastes | Waste storage | Energy storage | Energy consumption | Nuclear power

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