Atomic Energy

, Volume 92, Issue 4, pp 322–330 | Cite as

Deformation and Operational Safety of Masonry in Commercial Uranium–Graphite Reactors

  • A. I. Berezyuk
  • A. I. Timonin


The results of 40-years of computational-experimental investigations of the deformation of graphite blocks and the deformation of graphite columns and the entire masonry as a whole in commercial uranium–graphite reactors operating at the Industrial Association Mayak are reviewed. The investigations were used as a basis for predicting the working-capacity of masonry and to substantiate and guarantee the safety of masonry during reactor operation.


Graphite Uranium Operational Safety Reactor Operation Industrial Association 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Berezyuk
    • 1
  • A. I. Timonin
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal State Unitary Enterprise Industrial Association MayakRussian

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