In this paper, the structure configurations of the in-containment refueling water storage tank (IRWST) of Chinese 3rd generation nuclear power plants (NPPs) was described firstly. Then, the general structural calculation for several loads, especially thermal load, were presented, as well as the stability evaluation of IRWST base-slab. The effect from fluid-structure interaction was also considered in the calculation to evaluate the design margin of IRWST. Finally, structure strength evaluation was performed for construction load case.

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