Title: Finite Element Modelling of the One Meter Drop Test on a Steel Bar for the CASTOR Cask
Authors: JAKSIC NikolaNILSSON Karl-Fredrik
Citation: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN vol. 239 no. 2 p. 201-213
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC48153
ISSN: 0029-5493
URI: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nucengdes
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2008.10.010
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 cooling 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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