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Russian Engineering Research

, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 748-753

Drop strength of the fuel assembly in a nuclear power plant

  • Yu. N. DrozdovAffiliated withBlagonravov Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences Email author 
  • , V. N. PuchkovAffiliated withBlagonravov Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , E. P. OsipovaAffiliated withBlagonravov Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , T. I. NazarovaAffiliated withBlagonravov Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , V. V. MakarovAffiliated withOAO OKB Gidropress
  • , V. V. AbramovAffiliated withOAO OKB Gidropress
  • , A. V. Afanas’evAffiliated withOAO OKB Gidropress

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Abstract

The possible structural deformation of the fuel assembly in a nuclear power plant when dropped during transportation or other operations is considered. The consequences of such damage are studied.