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Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Volume 1, Fourth Edition

K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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This Chapter describes the bases and provisions of the Code for Concrete Containments. It describes the concrete containment general environment, types of existing containments, future containment configurations, and background development including the regulatory bases of concrete containment construction code requirements. The description covers sequentially the following topics: Introduction, Concrete Reactor Containments, Types of Containments, Future Containments, Regulatory Bases for the Code Development, Background Development of the Code, Reinforced Concrete Containment Behavior, Containment Design Analysis and Related Testing, Code Design Requirements, Fabrication and Construction, Construction Testing and Examination, Containment Structural Integrity Testing, Containment Overpressure Protection, Stamping and Reports, Containment Structure and Aircraft Impact, Containment and Severe Accident Considerations, Other Relevant Information, Summary and Conclusion.

The original editions of this chapter were developed by John D. Stevenson. Additional information relating to the regulatory basis for the code requirements, future containments and considerations for future revisions to the code was provide by Hansraj Asher, Barry Scott and Joseph Artuso. The basic format of this chapter is kept the same as in the previous editions. The current edition of this chapter brings the material up to date with the 2010 version of the Code and was prepared by Joseph Artuso, Arthur Eberhardt, Michael Hessheimer, Ola Jovall and Clayton Smith.

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