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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: An Investigation of the Time-Dependent Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Pressure Vessels
Author(s): G.D. Whitman, J.P. Callahan, and J.M. Corum
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 823-846
Keywords: creep properties; high temperature; loads (forces); measuring instruments; models; moisture content; nuclear reactor containment; nuclear reactors; pressure vessels; prestressed concrete; research; strains; stresses; strucutral analysis; thermal gradient
Abstract:The efffects of the thermal conditions imposed on a prestressed concrete pressure vessel (PCRV) present a major uncertainty in predicting long-term vessel behavior. In current vessel deesigns insulating and cooling are provided to limit concrete temperatures to 200 F (93 C) or less; however, the time-dependent behavior of the structures may be significantly affected by this relatively low temperature.
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