Title: Numerical Simulation of the One Metre Drop Test on a Bar for the CASTOR Cask
Citation: Packaging, Transport, Storage and Security of Radioactive Materials vol. 19 no. 3 p. 142-150
Publisher: W.S. Maney & Son Ltd
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC42234
ISSN: 1746-5095
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC42234
DOI: 10.1179/174651008X344430
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper presents a numerical analysis of the 1m drop test on a steel bar of a Castor AVR cask where the impact is in a region with fins as well as in a region where the fins have been locally removed. The paper consists of two parts: i) a parameter study with an overall objective to derive an analysis methodology and ii) comparison with experimental data. The parameter study includes parameters that can not be, or were not, defined directly from the experimental data as well as parameters linked to the numerical procedures within the finite element procedure. The parameters are validated by their influence on the model responses and effort needed for the assessment of their appropriate values. Then the model with the "best" parameter set is verified against the experimental results. The agreement between experimental and simulation results are very good.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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