Atomic Energy

, Volume 123, Issue 5, pp 355–357 | Cite as

Experimental Validation of the Earthquake Resistance of a Full-Scale Model of RBMK-1000 Graphite Stack with Post-Repair Characteristics

  • S. V. Evropin
  • I. M. Baranov
  • V. S. Novikov
  • A. V. Malyshev
  • A. A. Romenkov
  • F. E. Ermoshin
  • V. I. Semenikhin
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In providing justification for the operational safety of RBMK-1000 power units with graphite stack distortion, earthquake resistance tests were performed on a full-scale model of RBMK graphite stack under seismic platform conditions. The tests were performed for three mutually perpendicular axes of the model successively for seismic loads corresponding to magnitudes 6, 7 and 8 on the MSK-64 scale. The tests confirmed the earthquake resistance of the graphite stack for prescribed loads. The results were used to verify the FEMGR code (Kurchatov Institute) and the LEGAK-DF finite-element software system (RFYaTs – VNIIEF) for purposes of computational validation of the earthquake resistance of the post-repair restored RMBK-1000 core.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Evropin
    • 1
  • I. M. Baranov
    • 1
  • V. S. Novikov
    • 1
  • A. V. Malyshev
    • 1
  • A. A. Romenkov
    • 1
  • F. E. Ermoshin
    • 1
  • V. I. Semenikhin
    • 1
  1. 1.Dollezhal Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering (NIKIET)MoscowRussia

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