Design Principles for Underground Salt Cavities

by Shosei Serata,
Earnest Gloyna,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 3, Pg. 251-270

Document Type: Journal Paper


Design principles for construction of salt cavities as containers for high level radioactive waste; studies on reduction of cavity volume, development of plastic zone, and stress redistribution around cavity as functions of cavity depth, strength of salt, and physicochemical effects of waste; structural equilibrium equations for designing cavity.

Subject Headings: Cavitation | Plastic design | Salts | Radioactive wastes | Construction wastes | Solid wastes | Stress analysis | Structural strength

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