The Risks of Nuclear Energy Technology

Safety Concepts of Light Water Reactors

ISBN: 978-3-642-55115-4 (Print) 978-3-642-55116-1 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. The Physical and Technical Safety Concept of Light Water Reactors

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-9

      Introduction

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      Pages 11-32

      Some Facts About Neutron and Reactor Physics

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      Pages 33-78

      The Design of Light Water Reactors

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      Pages 79-98

      Radioactive Releases from Nuclear Power Plants During Normal Operation

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      Pages 99-129

      Safety and Risk of Light Water Reactors

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      Pages 131-149

      Probabilistic Analyses and Risk Studies

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      Pages 151-168

      Light Water Reactor Design Against External Events

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      Pages 169-172

      Risk of LWRs

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      Pages 173-198

      The Severe Reactor Accidents of Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima

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      Pages 199-238

      Assessment of Risk Studies and Severe Nuclear Accidents

  3. Safety of German Light-Water Reactors in the Event of a Postulated Aircraft Impact

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      Pages 239-239

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      Pages 241-242

      Introduction

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      Pages 243-247

      Overview of Requirements and Current Design

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      Pages 249-259

      Impact Scenarios

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      Pages 261-283

      Determination of a Load Approaches for Aircraft Impacts

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      Pages 285-296

      Verification of the Structural Behaviour in the Event of an Airplane Impact

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      Pages 297-301

      Special Cases

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      Pages 303-305

      Evaluation of the Security Status of German and Foreign Facilities

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      Pages 307-307

      Summary

  4. The RODOS System as an Instance of a European Computer-Based Decision Support System for Emergency Management after Nuclear Accidents

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      Pages 309-309

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      Pages 311-313

      Introduction

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      Pages 315-335

      Relevant Radiological Phenomena, Fundamentals of Radiological Emergency Management, Modeling of Radiological Situation

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