Accession Number:

ADA030960

Title:

Concrete for Reactor Vessels

Descriptive Note:

Miscellaneous paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE