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Title: Apparatus, Instrumentation, and Concrete Models of Bugey I Prestressed Concrete Pressure Vessel
Author(s): P. Launay
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 1529-1566
Keywords: cracking (fracturing); cyclic loads; deformation; fatigue tests; field tests; high temperature; instruments; load tests (structural); measuring instruments; models; nuclear reactor containment; nuclear reactors; pressure; pressure vessels
Abstract:This paper describes briefly, in its first part, the design, the construction, the pressure and temperature testing of the two 1/5th models of a prestressed concrete pressure vessel built and tested in 1965/1966 at Chinon, to demonstrate the feasibility of the BUGEY-I P.C.P.V. operating under a pressure of 45 atmospheres, with a flat cap including 950 penetrations and without transverse tendons. . .
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