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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: Design and Construction Aspects of Large Prestressed Concrete (PWR)
Author(s): Howard W. Wahl and Richard J. Kosiba
Publication: Journal Proceedings
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.
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.
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