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Title: Optimization of cask for transport of radioactive material under impact loading
Authors: SHARMA, K
PAWASKAR, DN
GUHA, A
SINGH, RK
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Citation: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, 273190-201
Abstract: Casks used for transporting radioactive material need to be certified fit by subjecting them to a specific set of tests (IAEA, 2012). The high cost of these casks gives rise to the need for optimizing them. Conducting actual experiments for the process of design iterations is very costly. This work outlines a procedure for optimizing Type B(U) casks through simulations of the 9 m drop test conducted in ABAQUS (R). Standard designs and material properties were chosen, thus making the process as realistic as reasonable even at the cost of reducing the options (design variables) available for optimization. The results, repeated for different source cavity sizes, show a scope for 6.9% reduction in cost and 4.6% reduction in weight over currently used casks. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2014.03.021
http://dspace.library.iitb.ac.in/jspui/handle/100/17158
ISSN: 0029-5493
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