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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Concrete Containment: A 1970 Assessment
Author(s): M. Bender and G.D. Whitman
Publication: Special Publication
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
Abstract: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.
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