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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: Proof of Leakage Rate of a Concrete Reactor Building
Author(s): W. Buss
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 1291-1320
Keywords: concretes; cracking (fracturing); crack width and spacing; nuclear power plants; nuclear reactor containment; permeability; porosity; pressure vessels; prestressed concrete; reinforced concrete; research; seepage; shrinkage; stresses; tensile strength
Abstract:Cracks in concrete, porosity, and lack of bond with fittings cause air leakage in concrete. The paper presents the results of tests to determine the leakage rate of a concrete reactor building without a leakproof lining. Cracked concrete proved unsuitable for meeting safety requirements of leakage.
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