This paper compares transportation mockup cask impact test results onto real surfaces with FEA numerical simulation results. The impact test results are from a series of cask impact tests that were conducted by Sandia National Laboratories (Gonzales 1987). The Sandia tests were conducted with a half-scale instrumented cask mockup impacting an essentially unyielding surface, in-situ soil, concrete runways, and concrete highways. The cask numerical simulations with these same surfaces are conducted with ABAQUS/Explicit, Version 5.8, The results are then compared and evaluated to access the viability of using numerical simulation to predict the impact behavior of transportation casks under hypothetical accident conditions.
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Computer Simulation of a Transportation Package Impacting Concrete and Soil Targets
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Huang, SN, Shiraga, SS, & Hay, LM. "Computer Simulation of a Transportation Package Impacting Concrete and Soil Targets." Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2004 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Transportation, Storage, and Disposal of Radioactive Materials. San Diego, California, USA. July 25–29, 2004. pp. 151-157. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2004-2795
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