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Design and Construction of Nuclear Power Plants / Edition 1
     

Design and Construction of Nuclear Power Plants / Edition 1

by Rudiger Meiswinkel, Julian Meyer, Jurgen Schnell, Konrad Bergmeister, Frank Fingerloos
 

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ISBN-10: 3433030421

ISBN-13: 9783433030424

Pub. Date: 06/17/2013

Publisher: Wiley

Despite all the efforts being put into expanding renewable energy sources, large-scale power stations will be essential as part of a reliable energy supply strategy for a longer period. Given that they are low on CO2 emissions, many countries are moving into or expanding nuclear energy to cover their baseload supply.
Building structures required for nuclear

Overview

Despite all the efforts being put into expanding renewable energy sources, large-scale power stations will be essential as part of a reliable energy supply strategy for a longer period. Given that they are low on CO2 emissions, many countries are moving into or expanding nuclear energy to cover their baseload supply.
Building structures required for nuclear plants whose protective function means they are classified as safety-related, have to meet particular construction requirements more stringent than those involved in conventional construction. This book gives a comprehensive overview from approval aspects given by nuclear and construction law, with special attention to the interface between plant and construction engineering, to a building structure classification. All life cycle phases are considered, with the primary focus on execution. Accidental actions on structures, the safety concept and design and fastening systems are exposed to a particular treatment.

Selected chapters from the German concrete yearbook are now being published in the new English "Beton-Kalender Series" for the benefit of an international audience.
Since it was founded in 1906, the Ernst & Sohn "Beton-Kalender" has been supporting developments in reinforced and prestressed concrete. The aim was to publish a yearbook to reflect progress in "ferro-concrete" structures until - as the book's first editor, Fritz von Emperger (1862-1942), expressed it - the "tempestuous development" in this form of construction came to an end. However, the "Beton-Kalender" quickly became the chosen work of reference for civil and structural engineers, and apart from the years 1945-1950 has been published annually ever since.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783433030424
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/17/2013
Series:
Beton-Kalender Series
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Editorial
Preface
Introduction
- The demand for energy
- Electricity generation
- Importance of nuclear energy
Nuclear energy
- Generating electricity by nuclear power plants
- Nuclear fission
- Radioactivity
- Reactor designs
- Safety philosophy
Approval aspects
- Atomic energy and construction law
- Interface between plant and structural engineering
- Periodical safety reviews
- Planning and design requirements
Building structures for nuclear plants
- General notes
- Nuclear power plants
- Disposal structures
- Building execution
- Dismantling
Extraordinary actions involved when designing nuclear installations
- Overview
- Internal factors
- External actions
Safety concept and design
- Underlying standards
- Partial safety concept
- Design instructions for concrete, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures
- Design instructions for steel components
- Particularities of containment design
Fastening systems
- Fastening types
- Fastening with headed studs
- Fastening with metallic dowels
- Corrosion protection
- Fire resistance
Waterproofing of structures
- Purposes of waterproofing structures
- Requirements on waterproofing structures
- Black tank
- White tank
Ageing and life cycle management
- Overview
- Ageing management of buildings
- Ageing mechanisms in building materials
- Implementation and documentation
References

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