Concrete Containment: A 1970 Assessment


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Title: Concrete Containment: A 1970 Assessment

Author(s): M. Bender and G.D. Whitman

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 34


Appears on pages(s): 29-56

Keywords: economics; high temperature; linings; nuclear power plants; nuclear reactor containment; nuclear reactors; pressure vessels; prestressed concrete; radiation shielding; reinforced concrete; safety; shells (structural forms); stresses; structural design

Date: 1/1/1972

The use of concrete structures, both conventionally reinforced and prestressed, for containment has become the prevalent structural approach for large nuclear power applications. . .Because of the wide use of concrete containment structures in the growing nuclear power industry, the need for parallel growth in the technological understanding of these structures is self-evident as a part of the industry obligation to guarantee adquate provision for public safety.