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Experimental Study on Ultimate Strength of a Ellipsoidal Dished Head Plate Under Pressure on Convex Surface

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Hiroki Yada, Masanori Ando, Kazuyuki Tsukimori

Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tsuruga, Japan

Masakazu Ichimiya, Yoshinari Anoda

University of Fukui, Tsuruga, Japan

Paper No. PVP2016-63147, pp. V003T03A083; 7 pages
  • ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 3: Design and Analysis
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 17–21, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5039-8
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


Containment vessel is an important structure to prevent a significant and sudden radioactive release, however, the safety margin of the containment vessel against the internal or external pressure are not numerically clarified. Namely, the safety margins due to the relationship of the ultimate toughness of containment vessel structures and maximum design pressure is not clear. Indeed, to clarify the progress of events under the beyond design basis events (BDBE) and to design the BDBE countermeasure equipment, it is necessary to evaluate the pressure toughness of containment vessel adequately. The containment vessel of fast reactor is composed of the various structures. The head plate that forms the boundary between primary and secondary coolant in intermediate heat exchanger has an important role when the progress of the BDBE is considered. In this study, in order to develop the evaluation method of the pressure toughness of the head plate under the BDBE, the ultimate pressure test of the head plate test specimen subjected to convex side pressure was performed, and also FEM analysis was performed for discussion.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME



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