2104. Comparison between simulation and experimental result of the scale down vertical concrete cask under the historical earthquake hit

Che-Wei Hu1, Chi-Che Hung2, Yuan-Chieh Wu3, Wei-Ting Lin4

1Micron Memory Taiwan, Taichung 421, Taiwan

2, 3Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Taoyuan 325, Taiwan

4Department of Civil Engineering, National Ilan University, Ilan 260, Taiwan

4Corresponding author

E-mail: 1rod976431852@gmail.com, 2cchung@iner.gov.tw, 3ycwu@iner.gov.tw, 4wtlin@niu.edu.tw

Received 9 December 2015; received in revised form 1 June 2016; accepted 20 June 2016

DOI https://doi.org/10.21595/jve.2016.17305

Abstract. In recent years, the final disposal facility for the long-term storage of high radioactive waste is an important issue and an urgent task for nuclear Industry. This study is focus on the understanding the procedure of dry storage system in a nuclear power plant. The dry storage system is known as transportable storage canister (TSC) packing by using spent fuel placed in vertical concrete cask (VCC) or VCC with add-on-shell (AOS) canister and then those conveyed VCC or AOS will be put on the concrete pad. A numerical simulation for evaluation the behavior of VCC and AOC under the earthquake hits is used the finite element model by LS-DYNA and the real seismic behavior is obtained using shaking table test. Test results indicate that the simulation by numerical model can slightly simulate the dynamic records by shaking table test. This is because that the behavior of shaking table test is the rocking motion but the numerical model is the sliding motion. The surface roughness between the cask and concrete pad is an important variable and it needs more numerical simulation to solve the interface and friction coefficient between the cask and concrete pad.

Keywords: dry storage, LS-DYNA, numerical verification, finite element model.


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Hu Che‑Wei, Hung Chi‑Che, Wu Yuan‑Chieh, Lin Wei‑Ting Comparison between simulation and experimental result of the scale down vertical concrete cask under the historical earthquake hit. Journal of Vibroengineering, Vol. 18, Issue 5, 2016, p. 3048‑3056.


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