Design and Construction Aspects of Large Prestressed Concrete (PWR) Containment Structures

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Title: Design and Construction Aspects of Large Prestressed Concrete (PWR) Containment Structures

Author(s): Howard W. Wahl and Richard J. Kosiba

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 66

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 400-412

Keywords: computer; concrete construction; earthquake resistant construction; finite element method (structural) ; loads (forces) ; nuclear power plants; nuclear reactor containment; nuclear reactors;pressure vessels;pressurized water reactors;prestressed concrete.

Date: 5/1/1969

Abstract:
Presents general features in the design and construction of prestressed concrete containment structures for large pressurized water nuclear power plants. Included is a general description of the containment structure as well as the associated design loading conditions. This is followed by a description of the methods of analysis including computer techniques currently in use. A partial listing of the more important design parameters used is presented along with a description of several containment structure design details. Concludes with specific construction procedures in the erection of these large structures.