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Aging Model for Cane Fiberboard Overpack in the 9975 Shipping Package

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W. L. Daugherty, S. P. Harris

Savannah River National Lab, Aiken, SC

Paper No. PVP2010-25118, pp. 439-447; 9 pages
  • ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Division/K-PVP Conference
  • ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference: Volume 7
  • Bellevue, Washington, USA, July 18–22, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4926-2 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3878-5
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Many radioactive material shipping packages incorporate a cane fiberboard overpack for thermal insulation and impact resistance. Mechanical, thermal, and physical properties have been measured on cane fiberboard following thermal aging in various temperature/humidity environments. Several of the measured properties change significantly over time in the more severe environments, while other properties are relatively constant. Changes in each of the properties have been fit to a model to allow predictions of degradation under various storage scenarios. Additional data are being collected to provide for future refinements to the models.

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