Impact Force Applied on the Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal Canister that Accidentally Drops and Collides onto the Ground

- Journal title : Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers A
- Volume 40, Issue 5, 2016, pp.469-481
- Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
- DOI : 10.3795/KSME-A.2016.40.5.469

Title & Authors

Impact Force Applied on the Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal Canister that Accidentally Drops and Collides onto the Ground

Kwon, Young Joo;

Kwon, Young Joo;

Abstract

In this paper, a mathematical methodology was theoretically studied to obtain the impact force caused by the collision between rigid bodies. This theoretical methodology was applied to compute the impact force applied on the spent nuclear fuel disposal canister that accidentally drops and collides onto the ground. From this study, the impact force required to ensure a structurally safe canister design was theoretically formulated. The main content of the theoretical study concerns the rigid body kinematics and equation of motion during collision between two rigid bodies. On the basis of this study, a general impact theory to compute the impact force caused by the collision between two bodies was developed. This general impact theory was applied to theoretically formulate the approximate mathematical solution of the impact force that affects the spent nuclear fuel disposal canister that accidentally falls to the ground. Simultaneously, a numerical analysis was performed using the computer code to compute the numerical solution of the impact force, and the numerical result was compared with the approximate mathematical solution.

Keywords

Impact Force;Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal Canister;Drop and Collision;Impact Theory;

Language

Korean

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