The ball tank of the research reactor CIRUS is exposed to solar radiation. The ambient temperature undergoes seasonal and diurnal variation. The resulting thermal stress could be significant for the large structure. The temperature distribution has been obtained by the finite element method. The paper presents temperature distribution and the resulting thermal stress.
Temperature Distribution and Thermal Stress Analysis of Ball-Tank Subjected to Solar Radiation
Contributed by the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF PRESSURE VESSEL TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received by the PVP Division September 2, 2003; revision received September 22, 2004. Review conducted by: K. K. Yoon.
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Verma, V., Ghosh, A. K., and Kushwaha, H. S. (May 27, 2005). "Temperature Distribution and Thermal Stress Analysis of Ball-Tank Subjected to Solar Radiation ." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. May 2005; 127(2): 119–122. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1858920
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