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Title: Damage assessment of nuclear containment against aircraft crash
Authors: Iqbal M.A.
Sadique M.R.
Bhargava P.
Bhandari N.M.
Published in: Nuclear Engineering and Design
Abstract: The behavior of nuclear containment structure has been studied against aircraft crash with an emphasis on the influence of strike location. The impact locations identified on the BWR Mark III type nuclear containment structure are mid-height, junction of dome and cylinder, crown of dome and arc of dome. The containment at each of the above locations has been impacted normally by Phantom F-4, Boeing 707-320 and Airbus A320 aircrafts. The loading of the aircraft has been assigned through the corresponding reaction-time response curve. ABAQUS/Explicit finite element code has been used to carry out the three-dimensional numerical simulations. The concrete damaged plasticity model was used to simulate the behavior of concrete while the behavior of steel reinforcement was incorporated using the Johnson-Cook elasto-viscoplastic material model. The mid-height of containment has been found to experience most severe deformation against each aircraft. Phantom F4 has been found to be most disastrous at each location. The results have been compared with those of the available studies with respect to the containment deformation. ¬© 2014 Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Nuclear Engineering and Design(2014), 278(): 586-600
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2014.07.040
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/4650
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 295493
Author Scopus IDs: 13103939500
54421027100
14068541600
7103395363
Author Affiliations: Iqbal, M.A., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Sadique, M.R., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Bhargava, P., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Bhandari, N.M., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Funding Details: The authors acknowledge the funding provided by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Mumbai through Grant No. AERB/CSRP/45/06 to carry out the research work presented in this paper. Authors are grateful to the project coordinators Mr. Mahendra Prasad (AERB), Mr. Sanjeev Kumar (NPCIL) and Dr. R.K. Singh (BARC). Authors are also grateful to Dr. A. Ramakrishna, Member Secretary, AERB for his constant cooperation for the successful execution of the project.
Corresponding Author: Iqbal, M.A.; Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia
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