Concrete for Reactor Vessels
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The economical production of nuclear power with the gas-cooled reactor concept requires a large nuclear core and high pressure consequently, large thick-walled reactor vessels are required. The construction of such reactor pressure vessels with steel is extremely difficult therefore, prestressed-concrete vessels were adopted as a substitute. The prestressed- concrete reactor vessel PCRV is ideal for this application since it appears that there is no limit to the pressure and vessel size other than the limitation of concrete strength.
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
- Fission Reactor Materials