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Thermal Safety Analysis of a Dry Storage Cask for the Korean Standard Spent Fuel

[+] Author Affiliations
Jeonghun Cha, S. N. Kim

Kyunghee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea

K. W. Choi

Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Paper No. ICEM2009-16159, pp. 573-578; 6 pages
  • ASME 2009 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management
  • ASME 2009 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, Volume 2
  • Liverpool, UK, October 11–15, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division and Environmental Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4408-3 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3865-X
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


A conceptual dry storage facility, which is based on a commercial dry storage facility, was designed for the Korea standard spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and preliminary thermal safety analysis was performed in this study. To perform the preliminary thermal analysis, a thermal analysis method was proposed. The thermal analysis method consists of 2 parts. By using the method, the surface temperature of the storage canister corresponding to the SNF clad temperature was calculated and the adequate air duct area was decided using the calculation result. The initial temperature of the facility was calculated and the fire condition and half air duct blockage were analyzed.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME



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