A recent review of nuclear reactor emergency core
cooling systems has required renewed investigations into
the present knowledge of experiments which have measured
after-heat. Of special interest are some experiments which
were performed after Shure's 1961 evaluation, upon which
the American Nuclear Society (ANS) recommended after-heat
curves are based.
The present method of design for walls does not
accurately predict the strength and stiffness of walls
because load sharing and composite action are not taken
into consideration. This results in the use of higher
strength materials and walls which are overdesigned.
A new method of design for walls using...