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Unformatted text preview: MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 2.672 Project Laboratory Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms . Simulated containment vessel Simulated reactor Top break Bottom break Saturated water Saturated steam Simulated containment vessel Simulated reactor Top break Bottom break Saturated water Saturated steam 6. Peak Pressure in Nuclear Containment Vessel Every nuclear reactor is surrounded by a containment vessel designed to prevent the release of radioactive products if there is a catastrophic break in the reactor pressure vessel. The containment vessel must be strong enough to contain the steam and water released but must not be grossly over designed since it is a major element in the overall cost of the power plant. The purpose of this investigation is to develop and confirm a method of calculating the peak pressure in such a containment vessel after a sudden release of liquid and vapor into it....
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2012 for the course MECHANICAL 2.672 taught by Professor Douglashart during the Spring '09 term at MIT.

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