Award Date

1-1-1994

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Number of Pages

123

Abstract

The main objective of this work is to design a Multi-Barrier container for storing spent fuel. Design analysis included dimensioning the canister and the concrete pedestal utilizing available materials data, stress calculations and corrosion data. The various corrosion modes were identified, and a sacrificial anode was designed to cathodically protect the waste package for a period of 10,000 years. The sacrificial anode is to be made of magnesium. Langelier and Larson's Indices were calculated and speciation calculations of J-13 water was carried out with the help of a program (WQ4F). This program determines the solids that might precipitate and form scales. When the design was completed, aspects of fabrications were examined to see if this design was practical enough and whether fabrication was feasible.

Keywords

Aspects; Barrier; Canister; Cathodic; Design; Mechanical; Multi; Protection; Repository; Tuff

Controlled Subject

Mechanical engineering; Nuclear engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

3481.6 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/998s-m3as


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